Easy Roasted Tomatoes in the oven

Do you have extra tomatoes lying around? Make a batch of these easy and delicious roasted tomatoes! They make a great stand-alone appetizer or pizza topping!

I was gifted some tomatoes unexpectedly today from a playgroup mom. Since I accidentally grew all cherry and grape tomatoes, I happily took them off her hands.

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I have a few plans for these tomatoes – including making most of them into a sauce, making a pesto pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, and making grilled cheese with tomato (of course).

Easy Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Those could all wait. I knew the first things I would do is roast some of them as an afternoon snack. Because I was starved after spending the morning at the park with my 2 littles and all of their playgroup friends.

These roasted tomatoes are so easy to make and really intensify the tomato flavor. They are perfect for any tomato lover. (Another favorite appetizer is Air Fryer Chicken Wings, check it out!)

A sliced tomato on a white plate.

How to Roast Tomatoes

You start with a good bunch of Roma or beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick. Slather them in olive oil and salt & pepper. Then, roast them until they get slightly chewy and very yummy. I used my toaster oven, but a regular oven works just as well. A toaster oven just heats the house up a little less.

How long do roasted tomatoes last?

These roasted tomatoes will last 3 to 5 days. They are best fresh from the oven if eating them on their own. Otherwise, you can refrigerate them and add them to recipes throughout the week. 

What can I make with a bunch of tomatoes?

three slices of roasted tomatoes on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
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Easy Roasted Tomatoes

Do you have extra tomatoes lying around? Make a batch of these easy and delicious roasted tomatoes! They make a great stand-alone appetizer or pizza topping!

Cuisine American
Keyword easy roasted tomatoes, how to roast tomatoes, roasted tomato recipe, roasted tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 135 kcal
Author Aileen


  • 5 Roma​ tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside.
  2. Slice the tomatoes 1/2 inch thick and arrange in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  3. Brush each tomato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tomatoes start to wrinkle and are fragrant when the oven is opened.
  5. Serve warm as an appetizer or side dish.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Roasted Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 533mg23%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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