Oven Roasted Tomato Pasta

I had a bunch of tomatoes which I roasted in the oven and needed to use, so I made this dish.

I pulsed them in the food processor until I had a smooth sauce. This already has lots of flavor because of the spices I use when I roast the tomatoes.

You need Pancetta or a good smokey bacon or both.

Saute' the meat until it is crisp and remove it from the pot. Set it aside and leave the grease in the pot.

Dice a medium onion.

If you have not tried this yet, you must! Trader Joe's carries this.

It is diced garlic frozen in these small containers. Each cube is one clove and you can use it straight from the freezer. It tastes just like you diced a clove yourself.

This is what the browned Pancetta looks like when it is done.

Saute' the onions in the bacon grease.

Sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the onions.

Add some black pepper and salt.

Add some garlic.

Then add the tomato puree.

I did not have quite enough so I add a can of crushed tomatoes too.

Return the Pancetta to the pot.

Add a cup or so of chicken stock.

Boil a pasta of your choice.

Drain the pasta when it is al dente.

I mixed in a bit of the garlic philly cream cheese to enrich the dish.

The cream cheese just barely covers the pasta. I used about 4 tablespoons of it. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and stir to combine.

Sprinkle the pasta with some Parmesan cheese and add some fresh basil.


Pricilla said…
I wonder if I rehydrated some of my tomatoes from last summer if it would work?

Hmmmm, maybe I'll try it.
Anonymous said…
Looks yummy and so easy to make! But I have never seen that we can buy garlic that way though, so I´ll have to do it the old hard way :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Betsey said…
Oh good G, I am drooling over here! Break out the salad and make me a plate!
Chaotic_Dreamer said…
This looks so delicious, I will definitely be trying this one soon.
one of my favorite dishes....yours looks great...now i see the garlic that you were talking about..i will look for it...and i saw the cream cheese fixin's in the grocery the other day...i will have to try it soon....

it is FREEZING here today...i am writing this wearing a down ski vest...what happened ?????
This looks heavenly! I wish I had a bowl right this minute with your french bread.
The Frog Queen said…
Looks super tasty!! I do love the garlic from Trader Joes - keep in the freezer for when I run out of the fresh stuff...saved me a few times it has :)

Anonymous said…
yep,, I could eat some of that right about now,,
Anonymous said…
yep,, I could eat some of that right about now,,
Anonymous said…
This looks so yummy!

petoskystone said…
looking *so* good!
Adsila said…
Looks great.... I am in the mood for pasta.
Mina said…
That frozen garlic is too cool and this recipe looks delicious! I can never get enough pasta.