Jar of tomato basil marinara sauce

Roasted Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Ever wondered how to make your own marinara sauce? It’s so easy! For this Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce recipe you’ll only need a few ingredients…and no added sugar added! Make this healthy marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes today!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes
Fat 14 Carbs 10 Protein 1
Yield ~3 cups


  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 810 garlic cloves
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 20 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and lightly spray a baking sheet or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prep tomatoes by washing, patting dry, and cutting in half. Then, place on baking sheet face up and drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast at 400ºF for about 30 minutes. Then, add cloves of garlic to the pan and place  back in the oven for 20-30 more minutes or until the tomatoes begin to brown. Be careful that the garlic doesn’t burn.
  4. Let tomatoes sit for around 5 minutes and then peel the skin off of them and discard.
  5. Place roasted tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, and apple cider vinegar into a high-speed food processor or blender (like a Vitamix) and process until smooth.
  6. Once smooth, do a taste test and add more salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Store in a mason jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days OR serve immediately.

Tips & Notes

  • We kept the basil in bigger chunks because it’s more flavorful that way, but option to puree everything.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3/4 cup Calories: 182 Sugar: 0 Fat: 14 Carbohydrates: 10 Fiber: 0 Protein: 1
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SauceMethod: OvenCuisine: Italian

Keywords: marinara sauce