In My Kitchen: Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

The secret ingredient to the best homemade tomato sauce you’ll ever have? BUTTER. Yep, butter. I was as shocked as you are, but now this is my favorite sugo recipe.

You’ll need:

  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (more if you like your sauce spicy)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Crush the tomatoes with your hands and add them and their juices to a 13×9 inch baking dish.
  3. Add garlic, butter and pinch of red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Roast, tossing halfway through, until the garlic has softened and the liquid has reduced, about 45 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender, potato masher or food processor to make the sauce creamy (or you can leave it chunky).
  6. Add to your favorite pasta (shown above, De Cecco spaghetti) or gnocchi (shown below, get the full recipe HERE) and serve!

Source: Adapted from a recipe by Platings + Pairings.

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