Roasted Tomatoes

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Roasted Tomatoes are an easy and delicious side dish. Fresh tomatoes are tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

These oven roasted tomatoes take just minutes to prepare and are the perfect accompaniment alongside Easy Grilled Chicken Breast or a juicy steak dinner.

Roasted tomatoes being served with a silver spoon.

An Easy Side Dish

Tomatoes are an easy side dish and we love making them shine. They’re healthy, fresh, and full of flavor. From Tomato pie to pico de gallo or tomato soup, the possibilities are endless!

Any kind of fresh tomato is great in this recipe, the juicier the better. Roma tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are also great! The balsamic, olive oil, basil, and parmesan cheese balance perfectly with the sweet tart flavor of the tomatoes.

Roasted tomatoes are the perfect base for tomato sauce, roasted tomato soup, and marinara sauce. They are also delicious tossed with pasta (no other sauce required), on pizza, or just on their own!

Tomatoes tossed with basil, pepper, olive il, and parmesan cheese ready to roast.

How To Roast Tomatoes

Making roasted tomatoes is as simple as cutting and seasoning them. I love to use loads of fresh garlic and herbs but dried herbs work as well!

To make roasted tomatoes:

  1. Wash and halve the tomatoes
  2. Toss with remaining ingredients
  3. Arrange in a single layer in a baking dish or on a baking tray and roast

They’re truly that easy!

Tomatoes arranged in a baking dish ready to be roasted.

How Long To Roast Tomatoes

I’ve seen several recipes that that 40-60 minutes to roast tomatoes but I find by then they’re often mushy and almost turn to tomato sauce. Roasted tomatoes only need about 15-20 minutes, making them a quick side dish! 

In this roasted tomatoes recipe I use whichever variety of tomato is juicy and ripe. A large, hearty, or firm tomato (like a Beefsteak) make take a bit longer to cook. A more tender tomato (like campari or cherry tomatoes) may need close to 10-15 minutes. Of course if you prefer them softer you can cook them longer. Roasted tomatoes will need to cook at different times depending on their size.

How To Roast Cherry Tomatoes

If you’re making roasted cherry tomatoes, you can use the same method. Wash and half them, then toss them with other ingredients and arrange on a baking sheet.

Cherry tomatoes will take a little less time than larger tomatoes ones, so just make sure you watch them carefully!

Roasted tomatoes in a baking dish fresh from the oven.

How To Store Tomatoes

Just like Parmesan Oven Baked Tomatoes, these roasted tomatoes last 4-5 days in the fridge. Any leftover roasted tomatoes are great added to soups, Chilis, stews,or pasta sauce.

While these don’t freeze well as a side dish (the texture of tomatoes can change) they can be frozen. Chop and freeze and add the frozen tomatoes in place of canned diced tomatoes to all of your favorite recipes.

More Ways to Enjoy Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Tomatoes with a spoon
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Review Recipe

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
These oven roasted tomatoes are seriously delicious. We love serving them in roasted tomato pasta, or even just as a side dish. Tomatoes are always great!


  • 2-3 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil or 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Wash tomatoes and cut in half (if they're large tomatoes, cut into quarters).
  • Toss tomatoes with remaining ingredients.
  • Place in a rimmed baking pan or dish. Roast 10-20 minutes or to desired doneness.

Recipe Notes

Larger or firmer tomatoes such as Romas will need more time (closer to 20 minutes) while ripe small tomatoes such as Campari will only need about 10 minutes. Once cooked tomatoes can sit and be served hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 56, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 358mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1270IU, Vitamin C: 20.9mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Keyword oven roasted tomatoes, roasted tomatoes
These roasted cherry tomatoes are seriously easy and so delicious! We love making them as a side dish or serving them over pasta! #spendwithpennies #tomatoes #tomato #roastedtomatoes #bakedtomatoes
These roasted cherry tomatoes are seriously easy and so delicious! We love making them as a side dish or serving them over pasta! #spendwithpennies #tomatoes #tomato #roastedtomatoes #bakedtomatoes

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