Grape tomatoes are small and bursting with flavor, making them an excellent choice for making spaghetti sauce. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to create a delicious and tangy spaghetti sauce using grape tomatoes. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Pasta of your choice, cooked according to package instructions
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1: Preparing the Grape Tomatoes:

The first step is to prepare the grape tomatoes for the sauce. Rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.

Step 2: Roasting the Grape Tomatoes:

In a baking dish, combine the grape tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Toss everything together until the tomatoes are well coated.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst and release their juices. Stir occasionally during baking to ensure even cooking.

Step 3: Blending the Sauce:

Once the tomatoes are roasted, transfer them to a blender or food processor. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, pulse the mixture a few times instead of blending it completely.

Step 4: Adding Fresh Basil:

Add the torn basil leaves to the blended tomato sauce and give it a quick stir. The fresh basil will add a delightful aroma and flavor to your spaghetti sauce.

Step 5: Serving:

Pour the sauce over your cooked pasta of choice and toss until well coated. Serve hot with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra burst of flavor, if desired.

There you have it – a simple and delicious spaghetti sauce made from grape tomatoes! This tangy and flavorful sauce is perfect for any pasta dish, whether it’s spaghetti, penne, or linguine. Enjoy!

Note: You can customize this recipe by adding other ingredients like onions, bell peppers, or mushrooms for additional flavors and textures. Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to suit your taste preferences.