Quick Roasted Tomato Sauce with Capers and Basil

This quick roasted tomato sauce is one of the easiest recipes ever! It’s exciting to make a pasta sauce so quickly and so easily and still have it be so delicious. This sauce is ready by the time you’ve brought the water to a boil and cooked your pasta AND there’s no splatter on your stovetop whatsoever!

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Quick Roasted Tomato Sauce with Capers and Basil

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 20 m
  • Total Time: 35 m
  • Servings:
    2

Ingredients

  • pints cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ pound dried pasta cooked
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  2. Toss the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, shallots, capers, and Italian seasoning together in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer the ingredients to the air fryer basket. (Some of the very small items may fall through the perforations in the basket, but not to worry. Most won't and the liquid from the bottom drawer is added back to the sauce at the end.)
  3. Air-fry for 20 minutes, stirring or shaking the basket several times during cooking process, slightly crushing the tomatoes.
  4. Toss the hot pasta with the tomato sauce. Add the liquid from the bottom drawer of the air fryer to the pasta to loosen the sauce. Stir in the fresh basil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
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Comments (5)Post a Reply

    1. Hi Marilyn. Sure – put everything on a sheet pan and roast at 425ºF for 20 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes burst.

  1. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe ALMOST to a T. I’m a fussy eater I do not care for chunks in my sauce so I blended the finished tomato sauce in my NutriBullet. I poured it over Linguini and sprinkled the Basil & Parmesian cheese. We enjoyed it very much!
    Thank you

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