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Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

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5 from 23 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Serves 6
Roasted tomatoes are the easiest way to add flavor to summer pizzas, pastas, and more! Note that your cooking time will depend on the size and juiciness of your tomatoes. Be sure to roast until they're shriveled and brown around the edges!


  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh thyme, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 250°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the cherry tomatoes cut side up on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme, if using.
  • Roast the tomatoes until they’re well shriveled around the edges, 2 to 3 hours. The time will vary depending on the size and water content of your tomatoes.


Note: to speed up the process, I often turn up my oven to 300 or 350 halfway through the roasting time. This allows the tomatoes to begin to dehydrate and then continue to roast. Too high of a temperature too early will cause them to burst instead of shrivel.