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These simple oven roasted tomatoes can be served in a variety of ways. Serve as delicious vegetarian side dish, sprinkle pasta with them, top flatbread pizza or can be turned into creamy tomato soup.

Oven roasted tomatoes are perfect for make ahead and use later on. Roasting tomatoes brings out their sweetness and is a great way to enjoy this amazing fruit.

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What kind of tomatoes are good for roasting

All varieties of tomatoes can be roasted but some are better than other. Try roasting campari, Roma or plum tomatoes. Cut them in half before roasting. You can also use cherry or grape tomatoes - roast them whole.

We used Roma tomatoes known as Italian plum tomatoes which are tangy, rich in taste and have meaty flesh.

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Making oven roasted tomatoes is easy

Take tomatoes, cut lengthwise and toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt, ground pepper and fresh herbs. We bake these tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper to avoid the mess on the sheet.

Use other herbs such as parsley or thyme, or even a combination of dried herbs you like (oregano, basil, parsley, rosemary...).

We wanted to spice a little bit so we arranged tomatoes with cut side up on the sheet and sprinkled with some chilli flakes. These tomatoes are roasted in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes on 160 C. You can increase the oven temperature to 200 C to cut out the time. Tomatoes are ready once soft and tender.

Serve them while still warm or even cold with anything you like. Find serving suggestions below.

Serving suggestion for oven roasted tomatoes

These simple roasted tomatoes can be served in so many ways. They are great while still warm or cold as a side dish.

Bruschette topped with roasted tomatoes are so delicious. You can use them as addition to topping to flatbread pizza like ours summer flatbread pizza. You can make tasty soup with addition of cream to the tomatoes.

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Oven Roasted Tomatoes

SERVES: 16 tomato halves
COOKS IN: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 450g tomatoes (8 small Roma tomatoes) (1 pound)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, thyme or parsley
  • 30ml olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • dry chili pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).

  2. Place tomatoes into a large bowl then add garlic, chopped fresh basil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

  4. Arrange tomatoes on a baking sheet with cut side up and season with chili pepper flakes and sprinkle with dried oregano. Roast in preheated oven for 1 hour 20 minutes or more.

  5. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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