Whether you’re Italian or not this flavourful roasted Marinara sauce will make you feel like you’re sitting in a little bistro in Italy. All jokes aside, it’s pretty damn delicious and so easy to make. If you remember my Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup recipe then just imagine it transformed into a pasta sauce.
Whether you’re using brown rice, gluten packed or spaghetti squash pasta, this sauce will bring your dish to life and provide a healthy dose of veggies.
I love making a batch of this marinara sauce in the beginning of the week to add to dishes like pasta (of course), lasagna, homemade pizza or even a minestrone soup as your base. The possibilities are endless which means you should probably double this recipe just in case.
You basically roast everything in the oven and then blend together in a food processer till you’ve reached you’re desired consistency. Making easy sauces like this is just another reason why a food processor is a kitchen essential for me. You can buy a super fancy one like a Kitchen Aid, but I just use a Black and Decker one (similar one here).
If you really want to impress your guests (or yourself) you can even serve this with some olive and garlic sautéed greens like rapini or kale. The combination is delicious and will pair nicely with a glass of red.