Tomato and Garlic Sauce

I got this recipe from Roseanne Pappas on the “We Are Italians – The Recipe Exchange“. I thought it was a really pretty way to cook and it looks great too!


  • Ingredients:
  • 5 large beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 whole garlic heads
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • Fresh purple basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Wash tomatoes and remove stem and scoop out seeds and pulp. Set aside.
  • Spray casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Rough chop one of the tomatoes, onion and pepper place in dish.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Nestle tomatoes on top.
  • Place one tablespoon of paste inside each tomato.
  • Add 3 basil leaves and flowers on top of paste.
  • Wash whole garlic and cut off top only to expose. Place inside tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with more olive, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with foil and bake 1 hour. Test garlic (should be soft if you pinch a clove) If not cover and cook until soft.
  • Let cool a bit. Squeeze garlic out into casserole dish. Can be placed in a large bowl and use an emulsifier or in the blender 1/2 a batch at a time. Blend to desired smoothness.
Yields approximately 6-8 cups

Posted in on March 4, 2022
Recipe entered by: Lena

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