The Traditional Meatball with Pesto Sauce as served at The Meatball Stoppe in Orlando, Florida as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode 2610.
Recipe courtesy of The Meatball Stoppe

Roasted Tomato Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 7 cups



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a deep lasagna pan, add the garlic, anchovies, olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt. Place the pan on the stovetop and saute for 5 to 7 minutes to soften. Remove from the heat and add the canned tomatoes and oregano; mix well.
  3. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the tomatoes are nicely charred on top, 45 minutes. Let cool, then blend to your liking with an immersion blender; we like our sauce a bit chunky, but feel free to puree if you choose.