Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce


A wonderful and easy roasted cherry tomato sauce for pasta.

Roasted Garlic and Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
5 servings


  • 1 whole head garlic

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided

  • ¾ cup diced white onion

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne

  • ½ pound heirloom cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, or as needed

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Peel off outer layers of the garlic but leave cloves intact. Chop about 1/2 inch off the top of the garlic head and place in a ramekin or small casserole dish. Drizzle the exposed side with 2 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with aluminum foil.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes. Remove roasted garlic by squeezing it from the skins; set aside.

  4. Heat remaining 1/4 cup olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cayenne, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onion is translucent and slightly golden, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add tomatoes and white wine and continue to cook until most of the wine has been reduced, about 5 minutes. Add butter and cook until completely melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Add roasted garlic and enough chicken broth to completely cover the tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sauce has reduced and thickened, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Make sure the stock you buy is low in sodium or does not contain any at all. The sauce will be way too salty otherwise. If available, use homemade stock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
24g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 624mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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