The best part about this Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce? The roasted garlic of course. Roasted garlic should be in absolutely every recipe. From breakfast waffles to dessert. Full stop!
Can you tell I love roasted garlic? I first discovered this deliciousness when my dad came home from a restaurant where he had been served roasted cloves of garlic and diced potatoes with rosemary. He loved it so much he recreated the recipe at home the very next day and got us all hooked. It is one of the things I introduce everybody to that tells me they haven’t tried. It is literally the one thing I tell people they HAVE to try before they die.
The best part about roasting garlic is that it looses all its “stinkiness” and doesn’t leave you with a garlicky breath at all. It caramelizes so much in the oven it becomes like sweet butter. It does taste a little like garlic in your food but the garlic taste is very subtle.
I’ve made Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup and Roasted Garlic Potato Leek Soup on the blog before. Both fall/winter foods. Hot soups. What about summer though? How could I possibly survive either eating hot soup on a hot summer day OR not eating roasted garlic from May to October? Both is very much NOT an option.
I had to find a solution and this is what I came up with: Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce for Pasta! Aha! Perfect summer dinner that tastes amazing both hot AND cold. Roasting the garlic takes a bit of time but you don’t have to be doing anything while that happens. Preparing the bulb of garlic to roast takes about 30 seconds and then you’re off duty for 45 minutes. The rest (preparing the sauce & cooking the pasta) is done in 15 minutes flat.
I chose Capellini pasta because they cook so much faster than any other pasta, hehe. The sauce tastes great on any pasta shape though of course. I can imagine it tasting beyond amazing on zucchini noodles as well for a gluten-free dinner. Once I tried it, I will report back.
Kids are out of summer camp and this is about as much patience as they could offer. I will have to call this Capellini with Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce recipe post a wrap and say bye bye without any further words ;)