Jane’s Versatile AGA Roasted Tomato, Chilli and Garlic.

Forgive me if I’m repeating myself… but at this time of year I’m always drowning is a sea of ripe, lusciously red tomatoes grown by my own fair hand in my greenhouse here in rural Cornwall.


Tomatoes – lots & lots of tomatoes…

And this is yet another simple way in which I’ve devised to use ’em up…

Jane’s Versatile AGA Roasted Tomato, Chilli and Garlic 

You will need –


Chilli and garlic to taste

Olive oil

Bay leaves

Salt and black pepper

I oven roast in my AGA, but you can roast just as well in a low oven; plus perhaps combining oven time with another dish to be economical.

Gather together all your tomatoes and chop into even sized pieces and spread out onto a large baking tray.

Throw in chilli, garlic, bay leaves with a good glug of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Toss to combine and pop into the oven for an hour.


In addition – at this point you could use a dash of BBQ, Purple Sauce or similar to give the tomatoes an extra zing of flavour!

After an hour of roasting, remove from the oven and give a good stir before returning for yet an another hour….


FullSizeRender-11This sauce is so versatile it can be –

  • pureed and frozen,
  • frozen as it is,
  • used as a base for a chilli,
  • used as a base for pasta sauce,
  • blitzed and used as a sauce for fish, pork or other vegetables
  • and as many other uses as your heart desires!

You might also like to try my other Cook with Jane recipes.

Bon appetite! 


16 thoughts on “Jane’s Versatile AGA Roasted Tomato, Chilli and Garlic.

  1. Aly says:

    Tomatoes get me through the next few months at lunchtimes.This recipe will be great for next week’s pizza making session with the kids.

  2. Eimear says:

    Oh this is lovely, we normally just saute tomatoes for a sauce but this sounds far tastier, I must try this, I’m looking to be healthier lately and this sauce sounds perfect!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Those tomatos look delicious!! I’d love to have a greenhouse to grown our own fruit and veg.

    This looks great, and would go with so many meals!

  4. Jade Priscilla says:

    Tomatoes and garlic, I’m sold! I add these ingredients to most of my favourite dishes and love creating my own sauces. I’ve never done it like this before, something yummy to try 🙂 x

  5. Ronke says:

    This looks SO good and SO easy.
    Why have I never tried this before.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Will have to give it a go and I love the fact that it’s a bulk prep. Very handy!

  6. LadyNicci says:

    Yum yum yum! i love tomatoes cooked like this, im a bit of an italian head and throw them into everything when i can. you’re lucky to have them so fresh and at hand 🙂

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