Roasting tomatoes is an easy way to add a flavorful punch to your pasta sauce! Add in light and creamy ricotta and savory Italian sausage and you have the perfect complement to a hearty pasta like cavatappi or farfalle.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Toss tomatoes, 4 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl. Place tomatoes cut-side up in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until soft and juicy, about 2 hours. Remove from the oven. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon salt, sugar, Italian seasoning, rosemary, basil, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes evenly over the tomatoes. Drizzle tops of tomatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  • Return baking sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink and onion softens, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Transfer roasted tomatoes and any juices to a food processor. Process to desired consistency. Add ricotta and Parmesan cheeses and pulse to combine. Pour tomato sauce into a bowl; mix in sausage-onion mixture.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 16g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 590.3mg. Full Nutrition


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