Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

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Roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil give this bolognese sauce incredible flavor. This simple, thick, rich sauce is perfect over pasta or in lasagna!

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Bolognese

The amazing comfort of pasta, combined with the amazing flavor of roasted tomatoes makes for one happy tummy!

Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Bolognese, or “meat sauce” as I called it growing up in Oklahoma, is a rich and hearty sauce that combines ground meat with tomatoes, garlic and Italian herbs.

I decided to roast the tomatoes and garlic in olive oil, as I so love to do. See Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bruschetta, Polenta Pizzas with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon and Roasted Green Bean Pesto Salad! Roasting tomatoes brings out so much flavor and gives them a delicious sweetness.

Pasta Bolognese

My favorite thing to do is make a big batch of pasta sauce on Sunday evening, then put it in the refrigerator to eat all week!

It’s an easy leftover that just keeps getting more delicious every day!

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce Ingredients

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Bake for 25 minutes.

In the meantime cook the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain any grease.

Remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Add the tomatoes, garlic and basil to a food processor.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Add the remaining ingredients.

Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Purée.

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Add the sauce to the cooked beef in a large skillet.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

Pour the sauce over your favorite pasta. I had leftover rigatoni from my Four Cheese Stuffed Baked Rigatoni so that’s what I used!

Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

Grate a little fresh parmesan on top and buon appetito!

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Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

Roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil give this bolognese sauce incredible flavor. This simple, thick, rich sauce is perfect over pasta or in lasagna!

Course Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups sauce
Calories 302 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ¼ tsp black pepper divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil bent into a basket shape.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then top with ¼ tsp black pepper and the fresh basil.

  4. Place in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.

  5. In the meantime cook the ground beef in a large skillet.
  6. Drain any grease.
  7. Remove the roasted tomatoes from the oven.
  8. Add the tomatoes, garlic and basil to a food processor.
  9. Add the tomato paste, dried parsley, dried oregano, remaining 1 tsp black pepper and salt, puree.

  10. Add the pureed sauce to the cooked ground beef in a large skillet.

  11. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  12. Pour over your favorite pasta.