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! 

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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. So, feed these to the men in your life, too.
  • Covers all kinds of healthy eaters: gluten-free, all-natural, Paleo-friendly, vegetarian & vegan.
  • Uses dried thyme — no fuss.
  • Makes wintertime tomatoes taste like summer.

Famous Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 pints

Famous Roasted Cherry Tomatoes


  • 2 pints organic cherry tomatoes
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 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.
  • Combine with feta cheese and olives.
  • 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.
  • Add to puff pastry shells shards of parmesan for an elegant appetizer.
  • Mash these up with olives to make a tapenade.



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  • Stacy Wolfe

    These were absolutely amazing! I made them for our dinner and also for Marie who just had surgery…..I am just like you…tomatoes are my favorite food. I knew I had to try this! Thanks for such a great, easy recipe.

  • http://www.heatherserody.com/ Heather Serody

    So glad you enjoyed them, Stacy! Happy that Marie has great girlfriends like you who bring food. Hugs.

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