Saturday, August 21, 2021

Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce

This creamy cherry tomato sauce is ingenious! I would love to take credit for it; but, alas, I cannot

Timing is everything, I had at least two pounds of cherry tomatoes I wanted to use quickly. Susan at Savoring Time In The Kitchen recently made the sauce and shared this winning recipe on her blog. The recipe makes approximately 4 side-dish servings of pasta sauce. In the photo above, it was the perfect lunch for me. I also served the sauce on Bruschettini (snack size Italian Bruschetta Toasts that came in a package from the supermarket) for an appetizer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I made a second batch with various sized tomatoes since it came out so good.

Here's the recipe from Susan's blog. I didn't change a thing.

2 pounds cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

8-10 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces

8-10 fresh oregano leaves, chopped

3 cloves garlic, sliced very thin

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon butter (reserved for reheating the sauce)

1 pound dried pasta of your choice, cooked and drained

Fresh chopped Italian parsley for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Arranged cut tomatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Scatter sliced garlic and herbs over the tomatoes.

Drizzle all over with olive oil .

Roast, uncovered until tomatoes are very tender, about 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Transfer with a slotted spoon to a saucepan. (Don't throw out the oil. Strain it and use it for dipping crusty bread.)

Remove about half of the tomatoes, together with herbs and garlic, and place in a deep mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender (or use a regular blender) until just barely smooth. Return to the saucepan.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the sauce and heat gently while you prepare the pasta.

Summer is flying by!


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I saw this on Susan’s blog and it looked so good! I’m glad that you tried it. I especially love your heart on your baking sheet ❤️

  2. I roast tomatoes all the time, they are so good so I know this sauce is amazing! You have quite a bounty of tomatoes!

  3. It all looks amazing Debbie. How special to grow your own tomatoes. Love the artistic look! The sauce must be so delicious. Kudos Deb.

  4. My kitchen has been overflowing with tomatoes. I have to try this sauce, looks delicious Deb. Lovely display.......

  5. I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Debbie!! I love the heart you made. ♥ Our cherry tomatoes were bonkers this year too! What are those long yellow tomatoes that I see on your baking sheet? Sadly my basil plant is fried with all the heat and storms we had so now I have to buy it. :(


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