Roasted Tomato Fettuccine

Roasted Tomato Fettuccine

Make your fresh garden tomatoes the star of your next family lunch or dinner party meal with this roasted tomato fettuccine recipe. All you need are 5 simple and fresh ingredients; olive oil, Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese to prepare this rustic summer pasta dish.

The one and only time I will devour tomatoes is when I’m in Italy, during the summer when they are grown fresh in our garden. If you’ve never grown your own or tasted garden fresh tomatoes, you’re missing out! Produce sold in supermarkets pales in comparison to the flavour of fresh, local, homegrown produce, in this case tomatoes. I crave them when we’re in Italy. Daily. Lucky for me, they’re right at my fingertips. The one con? There are usually too many to consume within the summer months, which leaves so many plump and delicious tomatoes behind in the garden. A great way to use them up is to prepare homemade sauce.

Roasting tomatoes is a great way to preserve the concentrated flavour and freshness of ripe tomatoes, plus the caramelization brings out their natural sweetness. This recipe calls for about 2 pounds of tomatoes but the quantity can easily be increased if you’re planning on storing some for future meals. The important thing to remember is to use a baking dish big enough so that they tomatoes are not overcrowded. Also, roasting time may vary depending on the variety of the tomatoes so be sure to check on them as they’re roasting, tossing them every once in a while to ensure even cooking. The preparation and cooking process for these is a cinch; halve the tomatoes, place them skin side down in a large baking tray or pan, bake until soft and the liquid has almost evaporated, then puree into a super smooth, silky sauce. My suggestion is to prepare a large batch so that you can store portions in the freezer for a quick fresh-tasting sauce during the winter months.

Roasted Tomato Fettucine

I know what you might be thinking…”You want me to roast tomatoes for an hour and a half on a hot summer’s day?” My answer is yes. And you will understand the reason why once you’ve tasted these tomatoes! I cannot rave any more about how delicious and flavourful this roasted tomato fettuccine recipe is however, feel free to add some of your favourite pasta-friendly ingredients, like crumbled goat cheese, cubed mozzarella, black olives, fresh capers, or a dollop of homemade pesto. These roasted tomatoes can also be added as a garnish, on top of a freshly baked piece of fish or on a crusty piece of Italian bread with a drizzle of oil and fresh oregano.

Roasted Tomato Fettucine

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Roasted Tomato Fettuccine

: Serves 4
: 5 min
: 90 min

Make your fresh garden tomatoes the star of your next family lunch or dinner party meal with this roasted tomato fettuccine recipe. All you need are 5 simple and fresh ingredients; olive oil, Roma tomatoes, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese to prepare this rustic summer pasta dish. The one and only time I will devour […]


Roasted Tomato Fettuccine
    12-14 large ripe Roma tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2-3 basil leaves, thinly minced
  • Parmesan to taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise then add to a large baking pan lined with parchment paper, skin-side down. Drizzle with the olive oil, add the garlic, and season with 1 tsp. sea salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Toss together to coat all of the tomatoes evenly. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, tossing a few times during the cooking process, until the tomatoes are completely softened and wilted. Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a large food processor. Pulse for 1 minute for a chunky sauce or puree for a few minutes until super smooth. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

18 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Fettuccine”

  • This recipe sounds super delicious! I LOVE tomatoes and pasta dishes is another fave! I think I am going to try this out this weekend! I’ll remember to tag you on instagram 😉

  • seekneverland 7 years ago

    Great recipe. I love using tomatoes and basil in my cooking. I think I’m going to give this a try with my spaghetti squash for dinner tonight.

  • Garden tomatoes are life! And I can only imagine how insanely awesome it tastes. I never new that you can freeze it though. That is so great to know – I will hopefully try it soon

  • Stacey 7 years ago

    I made this last night – another hit with my family! It was delicious 🙂 And so EASY!!

  • We have a ton of tomatoes ready to be picked in our garden. I think I might make this recipe with those fresh tomatoes. This looks like a great Sunday dinner meal to me. Yummy!

  • I can vouch for the deliciousness of this as I am digging into a bowl of something similar as I type. A friend directed me to your site just as I was wondering what to make for dinner – your description and beautiful pictures were too tempting to ignore. Thanks for a great recipe. Simple, aromatic, sweet and a great use of tomatoes fresh from the garden. Now. Must. Go. Eat.

  • This looks delish. And this recipe is simple, which I love. The less ingredients, the better for me.

  • Can I get a bowl, lol! We enjoy fettuccine a lot in my home and preparing this recipe would definitely be a hit with the family! Looks so delicious, we have a few tomatoes right now sitting in our window, once they turn red I’m making this…Thanks!

  • Angela hanson 7 years ago

    Have a garden full! Will be making this! Thank you, Lisa!

  • I love pasta — even more so when everything’s made from scratch! Making the noodles myself can be quite a task so doing the tomatoes myself is the next best thing 😉 Thanks for this recipe! You just made me want to cook it for tomorrow’s dinner!

    • I agree! Before kids I used to make homemade pasta ALL the time…now, not so much, lol! If I can get a good homemade sauce in there then I’m good!

  • This recipe looks simple enough for me to make (I don’t cook a whole lot unless it involves butter, milk, and super unhealthy ingredients LOL). The pics are great, too. I can almost taste the tomatoes and basil!

  • Oh my goodness this looks incredible. I am getting hungry looking at it. I have many tomatoes here although they did not grow super big this year which is a bit of a pain but I might be able to turn them into something amazing like this! I will keep it in mind for sure.

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