Home made tomato sauce with a few ingredients, rich in flavors of roasted peppers and sun dried tomato. This is my ultimate Italian dinner at home!
Hi I’m a noodles addict, if you haven’t noticed that already! And I live on spaghetti with meat sauce.
Coming from an Asian family, where dinner mostly consisted of veggies, tofu, and mostly rice. I don’t get to eat spaghetti often. Every time I crave spaghetti with meat sauce, it’d be store bought tomato sauce.
I’ve always add more spices when I used store-bough sauce. I had to admit they’re convenience and life saver but I do love making things from scratch. No store bought tomato sauce will compare to the flavors of home -made tomato sauce. Am I right?
On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I discovered sun dried tomato and immediately thought of tomato sauce.
For this tomato sauce version, I used grapes and pearl tomatoes. I also added roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes to bring out the flavors. Let them simmer on low heat, and then add a dash of butter to the mixture.
And simple as that, you’ll have the most flavorful, exotic, tangy and sweet tomato sauce to serve on spaghetti, on zoodles, or with chicken parm (coming soon).
I usually make a huge batch and freeze them so I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen when getting home late from work.
You’ll love this roasted pepper tomato sauce for so many reasons:
It’s perfect for those busy weeknights, it’s hearty, it’s comforting and totally rich in flavors.
Simple yet sophisticate for the win!
Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce
- 16 oz grape tomatoes (halved)
- 16 oz pearl tomatoes (halved)
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons sundried tomatoes in oil
- 5 oz fire roasted peppers
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon melted butter
In a blender or food processor, place sundried tomato and roasted red peppers and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add in tomatos, garlic powder and salt (to taste).. Pour in the sundried tomato mixture.
Bring it to boil over high heat, then simmer until all tomato are soften, about 20 minutes.
Turn off heat and add in melted butter. Stir to combine.
If you'd like a smoother sauce, place it in a blender and blend until soft.
Serve on zoodles, spaghetti noodles, or with chicken parmesan.