Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

This is my go-to homemade tomato sauce recipe. I use it for all of my favourite Italian comfort food recipes, including Eggplant Lasagna, Zoodles with Meatballs, Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce (coming soon!), Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (coming soon!), Low Carb Pizza (coming soon!) and Low Carb Calzones (coming soon!).

This recipe for Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce does take a bit of time but it is a good recipe for a Sunday afternoon when you feel like cooking. You can make a double batch and put some in the freezer. It is so much better than store-bought and is totally worth the effort.

Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce: Recipe Tips and Variations

Instead of roasting the tomatoes in the oven, you can grill them on the BBQ on a piece of tin foil. It takes about 10 minutes for them to blister and char.

You can save some time and use canned tomatoes instead of fresh.


If you are losing weight on the Goddess Body Program, you can make this Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce during the fat loading phase or in weeks 2 and 3 of maintenance. You can adjust the recipe to make it suitable for the low calorie portion of the protocol by omitting the olive oil and using natural sweetener instead of sugar. My favourite is this one.


Let me know if you try this recipe or have any questions or comments. Do you have a go-to recipe that takes a bit of effort but is totally worth it? What are your favourite Italian comfort food recipes? Please comment below- I love hearing from you.

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Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Homemade Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce


  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 6 large Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup sugar or natural sweetener
  • olive oil for drizzling


  1. Cut the top ¼" off the bulb of garlic and place on a large sheet pan with tomatoes (cut side down).
  2. Drizzle everything with olive oil and roast at 400 for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Tomatoes are done when they are blistered and a bit charred.
  4. Transfer the roasted tomatoes to a large saucepan with any juices from the pan.
  5. Squeeze the roasted garlic into the saucepan and sugar or sweetener.
  6. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat to low.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and let it simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove skins if desired, or transfer to a blender and blend everything thoroughly.

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