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Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2.25 cups 1x
  • Category: vegan sauces
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


Here’s an easy recipe for fire-roasted tomato sauce using canned tomatoes. Everyone needs a trusty canned tomato sauce recipe for when pizza or pasta cravings strike, ahem- now, so run, don’t walk to make this firey spin on classic tomato sauce!


  • 2 cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (oregano, thyme, pizza, or Italian seasoning)
  • salt & pepper


  1.  Heat olive oil on low and gently sautee the minced garlic until fragrant.
  2.  Add the diced fire-roasted tomatoes and juices as well as the dried herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3.  Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes until your desired thickness is achieved.
  4.  Taste and adjust for seasoning & consistency. Add salt if needed.
    1. You can puree this in a blender, or use an immersion blender to achieve a thinner consistency if desired. Be cautious of splatter and splashes if blending. 
    2. Leave the sauce as-is for a rustic, chunkier sauce.
  5. This sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 6 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months!


You can purchase canned, fire-roasted tomatoes in most grocery stores, right next to regular canned tomatoes!

To increase the firey/smokey quality of this sauce you could add 1-3 teaspoons of canned chipotles in adobo sauce– It makes a lovely smokey, spicey, sweet sauce.

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