Rating: 3.93 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This was a recipe that I created one summer afternoon when I had a big crop of tomatoes from my garden. It is wonderful on pasta with a sprinkle of Romano cheese.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Place whole unpeeled head of garlic in an oven-safe dish with 1/4 cup water and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on garlic. Roast in preheated oven for about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, put tomatoes in a blender and blend until pureed. Add bell peppers and blend until pureed.

  • Break roasted cloves of garlic and squeeze 5 cloves into blender; blend in garlic. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil and blend briefly. Add salt and pepper to taste, dried red pepper flakes and basil; blend.

  • The sauce is ready, but can either be refrigerated for a couple of days to blend the flavors or can be frozen. Sauce can be served cold or heated up until just warm.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 17.9g; sodium 415.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2005
I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have any roasted red pepper in a jar so i followed the roasted red pepper recipe from this site. I also substituted two tbs. oil for some sundried tomato salad dressing. It turned out wonderful. will certainly make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2008
My Hubby liked the sauce But I didn't. Read More
(8)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2005
I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have any roasted red pepper in a jar so i followed the roasted red pepper recipe from this site. I also substituted two tbs. oil for some sundried tomato salad dressing. It turned out wonderful. will certainly make again! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
I changed a few things to make it perfect and spicy. I used fresh bell peppers. 2 red and 2 yellow roasted and skinned under cold water. 1 onion sliced 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp chili powder 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes 1 pound pasta shells. Parmesan cheese to serve. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2005
This was a good way to use up my garden tomatoes. I used fresh roasted bells as well and it turned out excellent. The flavor was lacking a little something so only four stars but perhaps it was my taste buds. Enjoyable hot or cold. Used some immediately and froze some. Thanx Jennifer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2004
Just the recipe I was searching for! Delightfully delicious! Taste great on Grilled/Broiled Tilapia! Yummy:-) Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2006
this smelled great. A little spicy. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2008
I liked this recipe a lot. I roasted my own red peppers instead of using the store bought ones and also roasted and added some pearl onions and a few green chiles which made for a sweet spicy sauce to cover my (almost) famous meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2008
my hubby liked this alot i added some carmlized onions and rosted my own peppers smelled awesome Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2008
My Hubby liked the sauce But I didn't. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I made this with yellow tomatoes fresh from my garden and it was great. It tasted more like salsa but next time I will use red tomatoes and I'm sure it will taste like sauce. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(8)