Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce.

Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best ones. While fresh tomatoes are amazing and I’m very much looking forward to summer so I can have them  (hello it’s ridiculously cold out. I’m currently hunkered down in my house for snowpocalypse 2017 and probably will be for the next few days), they’re obviously not available right now.

No worries though, this recipe calls for whole peeled canned tomatoes so it’s all good. My favorite? Tuttorosso Tomatoes. You can definitely see and taste the difference.

Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

Besides the convenience of using canned tomatoes, you’ll also make this simple sauce entirely in the OVEN. I know, crazy talk, but bear with me. Roasting brings out the flavor in everything, including canned tomatoes. Here’s where it gets tricky, dump all the ingredients (minus the spaghetti) into a roasting pan. Sounds super difficult right? Mix and place in oven until they’re roasted to perfection. Then you’ll use a fork (or a spoon if you’re a rebel) and crush the sauce until it’s just how you like it.

Are you a chunky sauce fan? Then leave some chunks. Like it super smooth? No problem, keep crushing. Just take care not to crush to hard or you might get flying tomato juice on you. It will be hot and that my friends is no fun. Safety first.

Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce.

While the sauce is doing all the hard work in the oven, when it’s half way done, you’ll make your pasta. Al dente as always. No gummy pasta allowed. Ever. Just no. Please. When the sauce is done you’ll toss the pasta in the sauce, right there in the roasting pan. It’s that simple. Then you can move it to your serving bowl.

Speaking of serving bowls. I’m kinda fanatical about eating spaghetti in a bowl. It’s true. I like a big shallow bowl. Perfect for twirling. Le Creuset happens to have a pretty perfect one. I’ve tested it extensively. Eating many bowls of pasta to give you my expert opinion. My treadmill can attest to that.


Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Spaghetti with Butter Roasted Tomato Sauce

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  • 1 - 28 ounce can, peeled whole tomatoes
  • 4-6 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt/black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter - cubed
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • Parmigiano Reggiano - grated


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Into a roasting pan add: tomatoes, garlic. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Add butter. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  3. WHILE sauce is roasting, place a large pot of generously salted water onto boil. Add pasta, cook until al dente. Prior to draining reserve 1/4 cup pasta water.
  4. Using a fork, crush tomatoes until at your desired consistency. IF sauce is too thick, thin with some of the reserved pasta water. Add drained pasta to pan. Toss to combine.
  5. Transfer to serving dish. Top with grated Parmigiano Reggiano.


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  1. 1
    Sandra Hanson /

    Wow looks delicious

  2. 2
    Sandra Hanson /

    My favourite is angel hair pasta

  3. 3
    Jen /

    I would serve my favorite…shrimp in a spicy red sauce with fettuccine!

  4. 4
    Bianca Munoz /

    Would cook rotini! Great post! Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. 5
    David /

    I would serve some oven baked macaroni and cheese.

  6. 6
    Tara O /

    I would serve some short rib ragu in these beautiful bowls!

  7. 7
    laura bernard /

    I would serve pesto!

  8. 8
    Jessica To /

    I would like to serve stuffed shells in them.

  9. 9
    carol clark /

    def homemade spaghetti

  10. 10
    DJ /

    I would serve Penne Pasta with creamy tomato and spinach sauce.

  11. 11
    Kelly Tupick /

    I would make a spaghetti with Italian style meatballs and homemade tomato sauce.

  12. 12
    Robin Chesser /

    I’d definitely be making and serving the butter toasted tomato sauce and spaghetti.

  13. 13
    Rust /

    I would serve crawfish linguini in a rich cream sauce.

  14. 14
    Thomas Murphy /

    I would serve spaghetti

  15. 15
    Lynda McMillen /

    Your pasta looks so good! I would serve my favorite vegetarian lasagna in these beautiful bowls!

  16. 16
    MaryB /

    I would make crab spaghetti with lemon.

  17. 17
    Vicki in Birmingham /

    Linguine and Clam Sauce!!

  18. 18
    Susan Grupe /

    Well, I love the looks of the one you just posted. Here’s hoping I can crush those tomatoes before they get cold!

  19. 19
    Cindi /

    Hi, I would choose to serve my husband’s Chicken Spaghetti!
    Thank you, Cindi

  20. 20
    HS /

    I would serve Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta.

  21. 21
    Sandy H /

    I would do spaghetti and try to make it look like your picture. I would add some meatballs and tell the kids it was a bird nest.

  22. 22
    Elena /

    I would serve fettuccine

  23. 23
    Allison C /

    I would make butternut squash ravioli

  24. 24
    Leslie /

    This set would be nice when we want a giant spinach salad for supper.

  25. 25
    Kim Henrichs /

    I would love to do some garlic sriracha noodles!

  26. 26
    nora b /

    I love pasta with eggplant and capers!

  27. 27
    Bianca /

    rigatoni with sundried tomatoes 🙂

  28. 28
    Lisa Varner /

    Spaghetti and meatballs!

  29. 29
    Beth Minyard /

    I would definitely serve fettucini alfredo, yum!

  30. 30
    Kristen /

    I’d serve some pasta primavera.

  31. 31
    Tiffany Banks /

    I would serve Alfredo!

  32. 32
    Margot C /

    I might put a beautiful Pasta Primavera in those pretty bowls, wouldn’t that be lovely!

  33. 33
    Lindsay Bade /

    I would serve Fettuccine alfredo with chicken!

  34. 34
    Carol Szafalowicz /

    This recipe sounds crazy easy! I would serve my tried and true good ole spaghetti.

  35. 35

    I would serve my favorite broccoli cheese soup!

  36. 36
    Cheryl B /

    I would serve a baked ziti in these bowls.

  37. 37

    I would serve this exact recipe, it looks so perfect and I love those pasta bowls!!!!

  38. 38
    Carly Williams /

    I would serve baked ziti.

  39. 39
    manda /

    I would make carbonara.

  40. 40

    I would make this pasta! Looks delish!

  41. 41
    Michelle /

    I would make spaghetti

  42. 42
    Alessandra /

    I would serve a carbonara!

  43. 43
    Jillian Too /

    I’d love to make garlic fettuccine alfredo.

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    Kristen /


  45. 45
    Chely frantzen /

    The first pasta I would serve would be penne in vodka sauce , so creamy!

  46. 46
    Joanna Foley /

    Pasta puttanesca. Yum!

  47. 47
    Elle /

    I would serve angel hair pasta with meatballs.

  48. 48

    I would serve THIS pasta!!

  49. 49
    Jason /

    I would serve fettuccine alfredo

  50. 50
    Linda /

    I would serve spaghetti, salmon with a lemon sauce.

  51. 51
    Jeffrey /

    I would make a family favorite…Spaghetti & Meatballs!

  52. 52
    Melissa /

    I’d serve chicken tetrazzini

  53. 53
    Abby /

    A big bowl of mac & cheese!

  54. 54
    Casey /

    I’d make some browned butter sweet potato gnocchi. That counts, right? Yum!

  55. 55
    Colleen Inman /

    I would make a penne pasta meal for my family.

  56. 56
    Starla /

    What beautiful pasta.. looks so delicious. I wish mine looked as pretty once done, lol. I would definitely serve pasta carbonara in these!

  57. 57
    Debbie Welchert /

    I would serve my spaghetti and meat sauce first. I have always wanted pasta bowls and these are just beautiful.

  58. 58
    Samantha /

    I would serve my family’s favorite spaghetti bolognese with thin spaghetti.

  59. 59
    Melissa /

    Looks amazing! I typically have all of the ingredients in my pantry, so this would be a wonderful go-to, last minute, “gotta get something on the table” dish.

  60. 60
    Heather Sebastian /

    I would absolutely make my tuna, artichoke heart, greek pasta salad first!

  61. 61
    Brenda Haines /

    First, I would make my cam linguine.

  62. 62
    Laura /

    Spaghetti! I love having a spaghetti meal with my family!

  63. 63
    Ashley C /

    Fettuccine alfredo!


  64. 64
    Steve Weber /

    I would serve fettuccine

  65. 65
    nickie /

    I would serve spaghetti

  66. 66
    Tina W /

    I would go with a rich and creamy Carbonara. Mmmmm.

  67. 67
    Angie /

    Absolutely THIS pasta sauce! I love it to pieces…. I throw in some fresh basil, because that’s how I roll. DEE-LISCIOUS!

  68. 68
    Bridgett Wilbur /

    I would make a nice home made stuffed shells.

  69. 69
    Dawn Monroe /

    I would serve chicken noodle or beef and noodles.

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    Annamarie V /

    I would serve my spaghetti and meat balls. We love pasta bowls it’s what we use for most everything.

  71. 71
    Kimberly C. /

    I would serve butternut squash ravioli with browned butter and sage.

  72. 72
    ellen casper /

    I would serve fettucini alfredo


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