Crock-Pot Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
Summer is just not summer without fresh tomatoes. I personally love cherry tomatoes, just pop them in your mouth and eat, or cut them in half and sprinkle with salt & pepper and nosh away! I am lucky if I get a few since my kids all like to pick them fresh off the vine and eat them before I can get some.
Heck, I even caught one of the dogs raiding my tomato plants last year!
This recipe for roasted cherry tomato sauce made in the slow cooker is amazing and could not be simpler.
The ingredient list is simple, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh basil and if you feel your sauce needs it, a pinch of sugar.
But first the tomatoes…
You can use home grown cherry tomatoes or ones you pick up at the farmers market or grocery store. They can be red, yellow, orange. Whatever you have. Just make sure they are ripe and juicy!
Then you toss in a handful of fresh basil, some garlic, a pinch of sugar, a couple grinds of pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.
Let it simmer away and at the end you have this amazing fresh sauce that is of course perfect tossed over pasta.
Serve it over pasta…any kind of pasta, spaghetti, rigatoni, ravioli…
I went with the ravioli. Yum.
As you can see this is a rather chunky sauce, if you prefer though you can give the final sauce a whirl in the blender for a smoother sauce.
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