Tomato garlic butter sauce for pasta (without using fresh onions or garlic, as I have used onion powder & garlic powder for flavor while keeping it easy!) is easy to make, simple, quick and delicious sauce or condiment you can make from scratch at home using fresh garden tomatoes and butter as the two main ingredients!
We use few spices, seasonings or herbs to season and flavor this easy homemade tomato garlic butter sauce which goes great with pasta and noodles, pizza or salads.
It makes a simple, easy yet delicious salad dressing and you may even tweak the recipe with added flavors of your choice to use it along with different dishes.
This tomato garlic butter sauce also makes a great base for Indian style curry or gravy with added veggies, paneer (popular Indian style cheese) and even more spices!
What is tomato garlic butter sauce?
Tomato garlic butter sauce is basically a simple but delicious sauce made using fresh tomatoes, butter and garlic as the main ingredients.
This is an easy to make, quick sauce or condiment using fresh tomatoes, but you may also use canned tomatoes to prepare the sauce.
What kind of tomatoes are best to make the sauce?
We can use any kind of fresh tomatoes to make this delicious sauce, though the best would be fresh roma tomatoes or plum tomatoes, ripe vine tomatoes etc!
If you have fresh garden tomatoes, go ahead and use the best, juicy fresh tomatoes to make the sauce!
You can also use fresh store bought tomatoes to make the sauce.
Small varieties of tomatoes like cherry tomatoes also have very good flavor which can be used to make the pasta sauce.
I have this delicious cellentani pasta with roasted cherry tomato sauce here, where cherry tomatoes are used in the preparation!
It is also a good idea to use roasted cherry tomatoes or roasted regular tomatoes to use in this recipe. You may also roast the tomatoes in the oven or a skillet on stove top for extra flavor, since roasted tomatoes imparts more flavor.
You can also lightly roast the tomatoes in the butter while you make the sauce in the pan, as we do here!
When cherry tomatoes are used, you need to increase the amount of tomatoes accordingly, since the size of the tomatoes are small.
How to make fresh tomato garlic butter sauce at home?
We use the following ingrdients to make easy, quick and delicious homemade fresh tomato garlic butter sauce from scratch!
Ingredients for easy tomato garlic butter sauce
2 large sized tomatoes (ripe, fresh tomatoes are the best!)
olive oil 1 tablespoon
butter 2 tablespoons
salt a pinch
garlic powder 1 teaspoon
onion powder ½ teaspoon
dried basil leaves ¼ teaspoon
italian seasoning ½ teaspoon
paprika ¼ teaspoon
black pepper powder ¼ teaspoon (optional)
step by step instructions
Add olive oil to a pan and add sliced tomatoes.
Add butter and salt, mix well to combine and let this mixture cook in medium heat for about 2 minutes until the tomatoes are lightly cooked and the juices begin to release.
Add the spices – garlic, onion powder, dried basil leaves, italian seasoning, paprika and black pepper powder (if using), mix well and let the mixture simmer for another 1 to 2 minutes so the spices are well blended with the tomato garlic butter sauce.
Pour the delicious sauce over pasta, salads or any dish that you want!
This sauce flavored with simple spices works as a simple, flavorful, easy and quick sauce, Italian style salad dressing or it also works as a base for any curry or gravy!
How to store garden fresh tomato garlic butter sauce?
If you double the batch and make more of the sauce, it is a good idea to store the sauce properly if you are not using it right away.
Just transfer the freshly prepared sauce to dry, clear glass jars and keep refrigerated for about a week.
You may even freeze the sauce in freezer safe containers or bags or even muffin trays for little longer storage.
You can read more information of how to store pasta sauce here.
Below you can get the recipe for easy, quick pasta sauce in detail.
Tomato Garlic Butter Sauce For Pasta, Salads & More
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil leaves
- ½ teaspoon italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder optional
- Add olive oil to a pan and add sliced tomatoes.
- Add butter and salt, mix well to combine and let this mixture cook in medium heat for about 2 minutes until the tomatoes are lightly cooked and the juices begin to release.
- Add the spices – garlic, onion powder, dried basil leaves, italian seasoning, paprika and black pepper powder (if using), mix well and let the mixture simmer for another 1 to 2 minutes so the spices are well blended with the tomato butter sauce.
- Pour the delicious tomato garlic butter sauce over pasta, salads or any dish that you want!
- This tomato garlic butter sauce works as a simple, flavorful, easy and quick sauce, Italian style salad dressing or it also works as a base for any curry or gravy!