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Oven Roasted Tomatoes

September 14, 2020 (Last Updated: September 17, 2020)

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Oven roasted tomatoes are a slow cooked tomato that intensifies the natural flavors in the tomatoes. These easy to make tomatoes can be made with any type of tomato you have on hand – roma, cherry, or your favorite tomato and a few simple ingredients.

Oven roasted tomatoes with fresh herbs and garlic on a roasting pan.

Our garden tomatoes are ripening and they are so delicious. If you’ve never had a fresh picked, garden fresh tomato, you don’t know what you’re missing. We only have one small problem with our homegrown tomatoes – they all seem to ripen all at the same time.

We certainly eat as many fresh tomatoes as we can. We make Pesto Grilled Cheese sandwiches with fresh slices of tomatoes, add them to lettuce salads and make tomato salads. We also can tomatoes to store in our pantry. In addition to all these ways, I also love to make these oven roasted tomatoes and add them to sauces, pastas and top on grilled bread with goat cheese. These tomatoes are also perfect for making an oven roasted tomato sauce.

I just have to warn you, if you make these oven roasted tomatoes – your house is going to smell unbelievable! I’m not kidding. The roasting tomatoes along with roasting garlic and herbs just makes your whole house smell crazy good!

If you don’t have access to homegrown tomatoes, store bought tomatoes work too.

Oven roasted tomatoes in a white bowl.

Why oven roast tomatoes?

Tomatoes are made up of approximately 95% water! Roasting the tomatoes slowly removes water from the tomatoes. Once a lot of the water is removed, all you have left is pure tomato flavor. These tomatoes are not fully dried like a sun dried tomato, these are still soft and pliable. You can easily add to any dish or I’ve even been known to eat them right off the baking sheet.

Slow roasted tomatoes on a baking sheet.

Steps to make oven roasted tomatoes

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Pour olive oil and fresh herbs into a bowl
  • Slice tomatoes and place into olive oil mixture
  • Place on a baking sheet along with a head of garlic
  • Roast in a 325 degree oven for 2 hours

How to store

Oven roasted tomatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week and in the freezer for 30 days in the freezer. To freeze, store in a single layer in a freezer safe bag and freeze on a flat surface until fully frozen.

Variations

  • Use sprigs of fresh thyme, rosemary or oregano
  • Add a whole shallot or a head of garlic
  • Drizzle with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar before roasting
  • Use roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes

Oven roasted cherry tomatoes

We often have an abundance of cherry tomatoes in our garden and these work perfectly for oven roasting too. Cherry tomatoes have the same amazing flavor and take less time to cook than the roma tomatoes.

Roasted cherry tomatoes with roasted garlic on a baking sheet.

How to use oven roasted cherry tomatoes

My favorite way to use roasted cherry tomatoes is using on toasted bread with an herb cream cheese or goat cheese.

To make an herb cream cheese, simply take softened cream cheese and add freshly chopped parsley or thyme. For an extra flavor boost, squeeze in a clove or two of the roasted garlic.

Roasted cherry tomatoes on grilled toast with creamy cheese.

Other delicious recipes

A baking sheet filled with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic.

Tips for roasting tomatoes

  • Choose tomatoes similar in size so they roast evenly
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up
  • With cherry tomatoes, you can leave attached to stem for a fun presentation or remove stem before roasting
  • Rotate pan partway through cooking for even roasting

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Roasted tomato slices on a baking sheet.

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Oven roasted tomatoes with fresh herbs and garlic on a roasting pan.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Kathy
Slow cooked tomatoes in a low temperature oven concentrates the best tomato flavor.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Tomatoes
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds tomatoes (roma, cherry or other (approx. 10 roma tomatoes))
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh herbs (oregano, thyme or rosemary)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degree
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil
  • Place olive oil and herbs in a bowl
  • Cut tomatoes in half (leave cherry tomatoes whole)
  • Place tomatoes in olive oil and toss to coat
  • Pour tomatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle remaining olive oil over tomatoes and head of garlic

Notes

 
  • Choose tomatoes similar in size so they roast evenly
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up
  • With cherry tomatoes, you can leave attached to stem for a fun presentation or remove stem before roasting
  • Rotate pan partway through cooking for even roasting
  • Use any amount of tomatoes you have available
  • Store in refrigerator or freeze in a single layer in a freezer bag
These tomatoes are not as dried as a sun dried tomato. You can continue drying longer in the oven if you want a dryer tomato.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2HalvesCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 773IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Slow Roasted Tomatoes
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7 Comments

  • Reply
    YtheWait
    September 17, 2020 at 2:36 am

    This is a perfect roasted tomatoes, so delicious!

  • Reply
    Alex
    September 14, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    5 stars
    I love the delicious flavour tomatoes take on when roasted – absolutely gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 15, 2020 at 4:45 am

      The roasting really intensifies the tomato flavor.

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    September 14, 2020 at 6:26 am

    5 stars
    Lucky you growing tomatoes…that’s awesome! And what a delicious way to use them. Bet they’re so good in recipes, but I’m pretty sure I could eat a whole bunch as they are 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 15, 2020 at 4:46 am

      I do love snacking on them when they cool down from the oven. Delicious!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 14, 2020 at 5:22 am

    5 stars
    Tomatoes are 95% water!? That’s crazy! So the timing on this one is perfect as we are overloaded with cherry tomatoes right now – we’ve gotten tired of eating so many and we still have a bunch on the vines. Roasting ’em sounds like a fun way to mix things up!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      September 14, 2020 at 5:31 am

      Lucky you to have a great tomato crop! Time to make some oven roasted cherry tomatoes!

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