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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Homemade Roasted Tomatoes on Make and Takes

I’m super excited about my guest post on Make and Takes today. I made homemade roasted roma tomatoes for the first time and loved it! Not only were they easy and very tasty, but I really had fun photographing them!

homemade roasted tomatoes web

Big thanks to Faye and Ginger, who both commented on my menu post this week suggesting I roast the 12 romas I had lying around.

I’m typing up the “recipe” below, but make sure to check out my full post on Make and Takes to get all the details and see all the photos!

Homemade Roasted Tomatoes
Cuisine: Side Dish
  • 10-14 roma tomatoes (you could experiment with other tomatoes, but romas are less delicate and less seedy and work well)
  • Olive oil (probably about ¼ – ½ cup)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt (kosher, preferably)
  • Pepper
  • Spices you like – Oregano, Basil, Parsley, Red Pepper Flakes, whatever!
  • Sugar
  1. Add minced garlic to the olive oil and let sit while you prepare the tomatoes. Slice tomatoes into wedges, 8 per tomato. Spread on cookie sheet and brush with garlic olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, spices, and sugar. Bake at 200ΒΊF for 2-6 hours or so (5½ hours was my magic number).
  2. Store in the refrigerator drizzled in olive oil.



  1. 1

    I was thinking of making this the other day with all my grape tomatoes. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. 2
    Carol Pettigrew

    great idea. I have tons of home grown tomatoes.

  3. 3

    These look great!!! What do you eat them with? baguette bruschettas?

  4. susana – yes, I think that sounds delish. I’m thinking pizzas, pastas, salads, maybe even in salsa…and last night I topped them on a sandwich and it was so yummy!

  5. Roasted tomatoes – roma and otherwise – are wonderful. Excellent starter for a sauce, perfect on a salad, good base for a classic tomato sauce.


  6. 6

    What a good idea! I have a feeling i’d eat the whole tray all on their own πŸ™‚ But yes, they’d be pretty in a salad too!

  7. 7

    I’ve never been a big tomatoes-on-their-own fan, but those do look good, and I’m a massive garlic fan – I’ll have to give them a try, and let you know if you’ve won me over πŸ˜€


  8. Great blog! Ð much appreciated.

    Sent from my Android phone

  9. Ok, I am drooling now…thank you very much!!!

  10. 10
    Bobbe E

    Loved your step by step directions! I was looking online for how to roast them to use in a guacamole recipe. There’s a wonderful bistro on The Riverwalk in San Antonio that makes fresh guacamole at your table. I googled the restaurant – Boudro’s – and found their recipe, which called for roasted Roma tomatoes. So here’s another great use for these πŸ™‚

  11. 11

    Hi, love the sound of the recipe. I have one question: the oven temperature of the oven to bake the tomatoes, is that in celsius or fahrenheit??

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