Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
8 servings (serving size: 2 tomato halves)

Slow roasting is one of the best uses for winter tomatoes because it intensifies their sweetness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°.

Step 2

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast at 200° for 7 1/2 hours.

Chef's Notes

This recipe appeared in The New Way to Cook Light (2012) and in the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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Ratings & Reviews

These have a thousand uses

July 28, 2016
Looking glumly at a boring old ham & cheese sandwich?  Put a couple of these tomatoes on it and it's a whole new lunch.  I've put these on focaccia & pizza, whizzed them in the Mini-prep with oil and vinegar for salad dressing, and mixed them into mac & cheese.  I'm another person who isn't wild about fresh tomatoes, but these are great.  I get a basket of plum tomatoes at the farmers market at the end of summer, roast them and freeze what we won't use in a week.

Fantastic recipe

January 04, 2016
Have made these several times. Did not change anything in recipe. Love these tomatoes. These are soooo good. They are just yummy as a side dish, cut up for pasta dishes, bruschetta, salads or whatever. Great recipe !!

danpdx's Review

February 10, 2013
This was an instant favorite, and so incredibly easy to make. I made no adjustments to the recipe. Next time, after I buy the tomatoes, I'll leave them out at room temperature for a few days so they can ripen up a bit more before cooking them. The flavors are intense. I served them as a side dish, and used some left overs for home made pizza.

magillesipe's Review

January 28, 2013
Great way to use up my Roma tomatoes. I imagine it would be great for grape tomatoes as well. I served the tomatoes as a side with Wild Caught Salmon Fillets and Sauteed Green Beans, Cremini Mushrooms and Shallots. Delicious! My husband thoroughly enjoyed the meal as well. I only wish I had made the full batch.

osequin's Review

January 06, 2013
These had a great flavor and can be used with a lot of dishes. I also threw in some carrots, cauliflower, and mushrooms half way through cooking (using the same spices and EVOO). Everything was great.

citymommyjd's Review

December 30, 2012
We don't even like tomatoes and these have become a huge favorite! Super easy to make and the flavor is unbelievable. Great for everything - appetizers, homemade pizzas, chopped up in omelettes, whatever!

219romeo's Review

November 30, 2012

Mcbeene's Review

October 28, 2012
Grand slam! These are the best roasted tomatoes I've ever made and Im just thinking of the long cooking time as a winter house warming. Serving as a side for a party where my friends are bringing hand-crafted pasta. Thrilled!

BookaDiane's Review

October 27, 2012
This is the best recipe for roasted tomatoes that I have tried. Other recipes just cook the tomatoes to death. We have a late season bumper crop of tomatoes from the garden that I will put up using the recipe.

annettephx's Review

February 22, 2010
Very good!! I had my doubts but the recipe turned out well. I do not like raw tomatoes but once these were roasted they were terrific. I followed the section re: making them into tomato sauce and plan to use it on my homemade pizza tomorrow. My only wish is that they produced more sauce. It will take alot of them to make a larger amount.