Famous Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

famous roasted cherry tomatoes

My mother tells me that as a child, she would  find me in the back garden eating tomatoes right off the vine. In the fourth grade in my ‘about me’ project I declared that lasagna was my favorite food. Tomatoes and cheese have been the longest love affair of my life, it seems. These roasted cherry tomatoes are a staple in my kitchen, and easy enough and delicious enough to warrant their famous title. Enjoy! 

You need to have this Famous roasted Cherry Tomato Recipe because:

  • These roasted cherry tomatoes can be added to sandwiches, salads, pasta, or used as a side for just about any main dish.
  • Everyone loves them, even if they don’t care for raw tomato.
  • 4 words: incredibly simple to make
  • 5 ingredients – 30 minutes in the oven
  • Tomatoes contain all kinds of anti-inflammatory compounds & when roasted with olive oil have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in men – amazing!
  • Gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetarian/vegan, and gluten-free.
  • Uses dried thyme — no fuss.
  • Makes wintertime tomatoes taste like summer.

Famous Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
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Serves: 2 pints
  • 2 pints organic cherry tomatoes
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 2 dashes dried thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry the tomatoes.
  3. Line a baking pan with foil. Combine the tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper in the baking pan.
  4. Roast tomatoes in the oven +/- 30 minutes. When they look like this they're ready:
  5. Remove from the oven. While the tomatoes are still hot, add two dashes of dried thyme.


  • Toss into hot cooked pasta & add shaved parmesan reggiano.
  • Combine with feta cheese and olives for a dip.
  • Pairs well with goat cheese on  your favorite cracker.
  • Add to chopped cucumber, olives, and fresh green pepper & add oregano for a greek salad.
  • Use these in your BLT sandwich for a blast of flavor.
  • Par bake puff pastry shells; then add a tomato & a shard of parmesano reggiano then finish baking. Serve hot.
  • Rough chop and add to your home-baked pizza dough & sauce to intensify the flavor.

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