Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce

This Bolognese Sauce is so tasty! Mad with roasted tomatoes and after being cooked for four hours, the flavors are out of this world!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 790 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 6 beefsteak tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef 90/10
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 heaping teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 15- oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Wash tomatoes and slice into thick slices. Place onto baking sheet with peeled cloves of garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and basil. Bake 30-35 minutes or until shrively-ish.
  2. While tomatoes and garlic are baking, heat olive oil in large pot and brown ground beef and onions together. Add in bay leaves, basil, italian seasoning, salt and pepper and stir. Reduce heat to low until tomatoes are done cooking.
  3. Once tomatoes and garlic are finished cooking, spoon into a food processor or blender and pulse until mostly smooth {a few chunks are fine}. Pour tomato sauce into meat along with the can of tomato sauce and the sugar. Stir and bring to boil, then reduce to a low simmer and cook 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. {I had to add in more salt}
  4. Serve on al dente pasta, such as spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Bolognese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 564mg25%
Potassium 1761mg50%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 3790IU76%
Vitamin C 65mg79%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.