Oven Roasted Preserved Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Preserved Tomatoes www.bellalimento.com

I’m almost hesitant to say this but I believe winter is on it’s way out. I hope I didn’t just jinx it. It’s been a long, COLD unwanted one, and I for one am rejoicing in the prospect of spring and even longing for the dog days of summer, flip flops, top down on my convertible and for my GARDEN. Yes, my glorious garden. We have both raised beds and a large deck container garden and plant as much as we possibly can. I just can’t get enough. There’s something about fresh food you’ve grown yourself. It doesn’t get much better than picking a rip juicy tomato, sprinkling it with salt and popping it into your mouth. Or when they’re coming out of your ears (and they will) to oven roast them and preserve them in olive oil for later. Sweet sweet goodness.

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A little love, water and sunshine later and voila. You’re on your way to fresh fruits and vegetables at your fingertips. I. Can’t. Wait. When you do have those tomatoes coming out of your ears you’ll have to make these slow roasted tomatoes. The oven does most of the work but since it’s on for a LONG time  you’ll want to do as many as possible. I usually have 2-3 baking sheets of tomatoes going in at a time. One sheet I pretty much eat straight away. They’re like candy and I can’t stop. The other two are reserved for preserving with olive oil and occasionally fresh basil (from our garden of course) for later. You’ll thank yourself later for going through this process.

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There aren’t any quantities listed in the recipe just ingredients because it’s more of a process and honestly the seasoning and oil will depend on the number of tomatoes you’re using. Make good choices but the more the merrier in my opinion.

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Oven Roasted Preserved Tomatoes

What You Will Need:

  • tomatoes - halved or quartered
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • pepper

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Lined rimmed baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Place tomatoes onto baking sheet.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle enough olive over to lightly coat tomatoes. Bake tomatoes for 6-8 hours or until tomatoes have withered and lost most of their liquid.
  4. Once the tomatoes are cool enough to handle you can easily remove the skins if desired. Use immediately or transfer to a glass container and cover with olive oil.
  5. Store in refrigerator for 4-6 days or in freezer for up to six months.
  6. Bring to room temperature before using.


  1. 51
    Savannah Davis /

    This is Great!

  2. 52

    I would just love to be able to grow some good tomatoes!!! I have a very small garden place and the tomatoes just do not do real well. I have try just about everything so this would be a good thing if it works!!!

  3. 53
    tk /

    i love growing basil plants and other herbs.

  4. 54

    I so desperately want a garden! For now I’ll make do with tomatoes from the farmer’s market. Will have to do this when I can get my hands on some.

  5. 55
    Jill J /

    I have limited space (for now!) but I enjoy taking advantage of the space I have and plant bell peppers and tomatoes!

  6. 56
    barbara n /

    I love homegrown tomatoes!

  7. 57

    At our old place we had a massive garden, it spanned the whole length of our property. We had a white picket fence around it, so adorable. We’re trying to find a spot here big enough with enough sun on it. But we’re surrounded by old trees, 5 in my own dang yard.

    Totally trying this out come tomato season.

  8. 58

    I’m going to attempt an indoor garden this year and tomatoes are high on my list of things to grow! Must check out these seed pods…and hone my oven-roasted tomato skillz before they come!

  9. 59
    Julie /

    Cucumbers and tomatoes

  10. 60
    Rust /

    cane begonias, my #1 favorite

  11. 61

    I am looking forward to strawberries and tomatoes the very most.

  12. 62
    Vunda V /

    i love the cucumbers we grow each year!

  13. 63
    Vera K /

    I like to grow flowers.

  14. 64

    Tomatoes are my favorite thing to grow, I just started seeds for 52 varieties but could always use more :+)

  15. 65
    KJV /

    I love rhubarb!

  16. 66
    Tina W /

    Tomatoes are my favorite. There is such a HUGE difference between what you can grow and what you get from the store. We supply our entire cul-de-sac with tomatoes all summer long.

  17. 67
    Caroline /

    I’m just starting a vegetable garden this year so I still have to discover what my favorite will be!

  18. 68

    we only have a small patio but we love tomatoes and basil for fresh salads

  19. 69
    Christa Lopez /

    I love to grow beets!

  20. 70
    Amy L /

    I like growing herbs like basil, thyme, parsley

  21. 71
    Cynthia /

    Tomatoes, potatoes, corn, peas, squash, Lima beans…everything!:)

  22. 72
    Gwen /

    I love fresh beans from the garden. Sometimes they don’t make it to the plate!

  23. 73

    Tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, but I really need to grow dill weed and cilantro. I spend way too much on fresh herbs sometimes

  24. 74
    Rod Jackson /

    I love growing tomatoes.

  25. 75
    Renee G /

    I love growing green beans – every time I finish picking I find more to harvest.

  26. 76
    Christina /

    I love growing chives and tomatoes.

  27. 77
    Christina /

    Fresh herbs! Easiest thing in my tiny Chicago apartment. 🙂

  28. 78
    kellie rose wilson /

    tomatoes and basil

  29. 79

    I only have a small area but love growing tomatoes and basil

  30. 80
    Denise Lamb /

    Made these the last two weekends.

    They were such a big hit that I made them
    again for Easter Sunday. Put them on crackers
    and my kids all loved them.

    So delicious and you just put them in the oven
    and come back in6-8 hours and they are delicious.

    Thanks for posting this delicious dish.
    We can’t wait for fresh tomatoes this summer.


  31. 81
    Annie Savidge /

    These look really good, but what do you do with them later? Can you use them just like diced, canned tomatoes? What’s your favorite way to use them?


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