Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes are simple to cook and bursting with flavor. Ready in one hour and “melt in your mouth” good!
What makes these little gems “melt in your mouth” good? It’s a combination of their natural sweetness, the simple use of olive oil and sugar/spice, and the slow roasting technique.
I think these are the vegetable equivalent of candy. My kids disagree, but more refined palates will get it!
Once you have your tomatoes, you can find all of the other ingredients in your pantry.
Salt? Pepper? Sugar? Olive oil? Check!
OK, time to start cooking!
How Do You Make Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes?
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
First, rinse and pat dry one pound (2 pints) of grape tomatoes.
Peel garlic cloves and slice if needed to equal sized pieces.
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Toss tomatoes, salt, sugar and pepper with olive oil in medium sized bowl.
Spread tomato mixture evenly across a jelly roll pan and scatter garlic cloves throughout the grape tomatoes. You definitely want to use a jelly roll pan or a rimmed baking pan to contain the tomatoes since they roll around easily.
Roast in preheated oven for one hour.
Roasting Tip: I usually rotate my pan halfway through the cooking time for even cooking.
Alright….at this point your kitchen is smelling delicious and neighbors may start stopping by if the windows are open!
If that’s the case, open a bottle of wine and slice a baguette. There’s nothing better than sharing yummy food with your friends!
Remove from oven and serve.
Slow roasted grape tomatoes are delicious on their own and great in combination with so many other foods.
10 Ways to Serve Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- Top baguette slices with roasted tomatoes for bruschetta.
- Toss slow roasted tomatoes with your favorite pasta.
- Serve cold on charcuterie board.
- Mix tomatoes into your next “kitchen sink” salad.
- Sprinkle roasted tomatoes over a fresh caprese salad topped with basil pesto.
- Toss roasted tomatoes in with your favorite grain bowl.
- Mix with scrambled eggs- trust me!
- Spoon slow roasted tomatoes over grilled fish.
- Layer roasted tomatoes onto your favorite pizza or flatbread recipe.
- Chop tomatoes and toss with ricotta cheese to up your lasagna game.
Storage of Slow Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Slow roasted grape tomatoes may be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They may also be frozen in a vacuum-sealed bag and used as a substitute for diced tomatoes in other recipes.
If you’re interested in preserving the tomatoes, they will keep up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator. Simply add the roasted tomatoes to a glass jar, top with extra virgin olive oil and close with a lid.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Rinse tomatoes and pat dry. Peel garlic cloves.
- Toss tomatoes, salt, sugar and pepper with olive oil in a medium bowl,
- Spread tomato mixture evenly on a large sheet pan. Scatter garlic cloves on pan.
- Bake tomatoes in preheated oven for one hour. Remove from oven and enjoy!
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