Bring out the sweetness of your tomatoes with this oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes recipe! The amount of flavor from roasting your cherry tomatoes will blow you away! My family loves these so much that I typically keep some cooked and ready to serve up on a salad. Plus they're a great flavor boost in pasta dishes!! If you love easy roasted vegetables, try my Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash or Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Parmesan!
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
Roasting your delicious cherry ( or grape ) tomatoes is a snap! It brings out amazing flavors and caramelizes the sugars in the tomatoes. Yum!
These are a blend of cherry and grape tomatoes in the photos, but cherry and grape tomatoes are interchangeable in recipes. Plus, I have never been a raw tomato fan and I can actually eat this variety ('Constellation' and 'Cherubs' by NatureSweet)!
You will only need a few ingredients, other than any additional seasoning or herbs you may opt to add for your own taste.
How To Make Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
I usually cook mine with only the tomatoes, thyme, and olive oil (salt and pepper are optional and I don't always use them). Since prepping the cherry tomatoes doesn't take long I like to make sure that my oven is already on and preheating to 400 ºF (205 ºC).
I also go ahead and line my baking sheet with parchment paper . It makes for an easier cleanup and I only need a minimal amount of oil to prevent my tomatoes from sticking the baking sheet.
After that, I slice up any of the larger tomatoes and pull the thyme leaves off the stems. In a small mixing bowl, toss your tomatoes and thyme in olive oil. Add seasoning if desired.
Transfer the coated cherry tomatoes to your baking sheet. *If you're using a rimmed baking sheet, coating the tomatoes in oil and herbs can be done on the baking sheet, all in one step!
Spread the tomatoes out in an even layer then bake in a preheated oven at 400 ºF (205 ºC) for 25 - 30 minutes or until completely tender. Your cherry or grape tomatoes should be starting to blister ( not burnt ).
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Refrigerating and Freezing Your Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Store any unused roasted cherry tomatoes in an air tight container in the refrigerator. They are best used within 4 days but can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To freeze your roasted cherry tomatoes, transfer the completely cooled cherry tomatoes into a freezer storage bag. Squeeze all of the excess air out of the bag and freeze. The tomatoes will store for up to 2 months.
Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes, washed and larger tomatoes sliced in half)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt & pepper (optional, to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place sliced tomatoes, thyme and olive oil in a small mixing bowl and combine to coat with the oil. Transfer to baking sheet and spread the tomatoes into an even layer.
- Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 25 - 30 minutes, or until tender and slightly blistered.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!