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Roasted Tomatoes are anything and everything you want them to be…and you are going to want them a lot. Jammy, sweet, and perfect for sandwiches, salads, and inhaling right of the sheet pan, give this recipe a try when you have tomatoes on hand!

Roasted tomatoes on a baking sheet

Roasting tomato slices deeply concentrates their flavor, turning them into intense bites of heaven.

Like these Roasted Red Peppers, the flavor of roasted tomatoes is robust and their texture is soft, rich, and a little juicy.

Aside from the obvious—eating them with your fingers as soon as they are cool enough to handle—serving them as a simple side—you can use this roasted tomatoes recipe to level-up everything from sandwiches to scrambles to bruschetta.

A bowl of balsamic roasted tomatoes

Everything You Need to Know About Roasted Tomatoes

In addition to being a scrumptious way to use up the tomatoes in your garden, roasting is also an excellent because:

  • You can enjoy tomatoes year-round. Even sub-par, out-of-season tomatoes taste excellent after baking in the oven. (Another summer veggie you’ll love roasting is Roasted Eggplant.)
  • It’s entirely hands-free. Just pop the tomatoes into your oven and the heat does the magic (just like Roasted Onions).
  • Roasted tomatoes enhance everything to which you add them—it’s a simple step that elevates you home cooking and will delight guests.

Read on for how to make easy roast tomatoes, plus creative (DELISH) ways to use them.

The best roasted tomatoes

How to Make Roasted Tomatoes

Olive oil, salt, and pepper are all you really need to make this stellar roasted tomato recipe, because the tomato juices themselves cook down and create the bulk of the flavor.

I also like to add a little sweetness to balance the tomatoes’ acidity, along with a splash of vinegar to make them pop.

This recipe is so simple and roasted tomatoes are so versatile, you’ll want them waiting in your fridge at all times!


The Ingredients

  • Tomatoes. Packed with lycopene, vitamins, potassium, and folate, tomatoes are a nutritional powerhouse. Roasted tomatoes are healthy (full of fiber and calcium), sweet, and incredibly flavorful.

What Kind of Tomatoes?

You can use Roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, plum tomatoes, or Campari tomatoes for this recipe. (Grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes can be left whole; note they will roast more quickly.)

  • Olive Oil. Helps flavor the tomatoes and keeps them from burning.
  • Balsamic Vinegar. Richly flavored and delightfully sweet, balsamic vinegar makes the tomatoes taste their best.
  • Honey. Adds sweetness and caramelization.
  • Garlic. For scrumptious garlicky goodness.

The Directions

Tomatoes being cut on a cutting board
  1. Slice and trim the tomatoes.
Cut fruit on a baking sheet for easy roasted tomatoes
  1. Arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Coat the tomatoes with the extra virgin oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, and spices.
Roasted tomatoes with cheese on a baking sheet
  1. Roast tomatoes at 450 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Finish with fresh basil (or other fresh herbs you prefer, like rosemary) and ENJOY!
Easy roasted tomatoes with basil

What to Do with Roasted Tomatoes

A bowl of roasted tomatoes

Storage Tips

  • To Store. Refrigerate tomatoes in an airtight storage container. Roasted tomatoes will last for up to 4 days. 
  • To Reheat. Rewarm leftovers on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F or in the microwave. 
  • To Freeze. If you want to make roasted tomatoes to freeze, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen tomatoes to an airtight, freezer-safe storage container or ziptop freezer bag for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. 

Meal Prep Tip

Up to 1 day in advance, slice or cut and trim the tomatoes. Refrigerate them in an airtight storage container until you’re ready to finish the recipe.

This is summer on a sheet pan!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Remove the Skin from Roasted Tomatoes?

No, you do not need to remove the skin before or after roasting your tomatoes. If you prefer your roasted tomatoes without skins, you can peel them after roasting.

Can I Roast Canned Tomatoes?

While you could use this recipe to make roasted tomatoes canned, they won’t turn out the same as fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes will likely be very liquidy after roasting, but the flavor should still improve. Drain them and pat them as dry as you can prior to roasting and roast them in a large baking dish. Check them early, as they will likely be done faster than fresh. If possible, fresh tomatoes are always the way to go when it comes to roasting.

Could I Make Whole Roasted Tomatoes?

If you’re short on time and don’t want to slice tomatoes, you could try cherry roasted tomatoes, which can be left whole (you can even try roasted tomatoes on the vine if you prefer). They will likely be done faster than the recipe suggests, so keep a close eye on them.

Why Are My Roasted Tomatoes Soggy?

The main reason roasted tomatoes end up soggy is because they are overcrowded on the pan. Make sure to use a baking sheet large enough to accommodate all the tomatoes with a little breathing room. Roasted tomatoes are juicier than other roasted vegetables, so some liquid is OK (and it’s concentrated and yummy-tasting).

Roasted Tomatoes

5 from 2 votes
Roasted tomatoes are sweet, vibrant, and perfect for adding to sandwiches, pasta, and more. A delicious way to enjoy tomatoes year-round!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Servings: 4 (to 6) servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds tomatoes such as Roma, beefsteak, plum, or Campari
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh basil or fresh thyme or oregano, optional for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a double layer of parchment paper.
  • Prep the tomatoes: if the tomatoes are golf ball-sized or smaller, slice in half crosswise. If larger than a golf ball, cut into quarters. Trim away or scoop away the cores (you can keep some of the seeds and pulp)
  • Arrange the tomatoes on the prepared baking sheet, cut sides up. Drizzle the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey over the top, then sprinkle with the garlic, salt, and pepper. With your fingers, gently rub the garlic, oil, and seasonings over the tops of the tomatoes to distribute them more evenly.
  • Roast tomatoes for 30 to 35 minutes, until the tomatoes collapse and begin to darken at the edges and underneath. Sprinkle with fresh basil. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Serve on everything.

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Notes

  • TO STORE: Refrigerate tomatoes in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days. 
  • TO REHEAT: Rewarm leftovers on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F or in the microwave. 
  • TO FREEZE: Place tomatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen tomatoes to an airtight freezer-safe storage container or ziptop bag for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPotassium: 550mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1890IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Made a batch of these and put some on a sandwich and the rest in a pasta. Definitely improved each dish! Will make again.5 stars