Oven Roasted Preserved Tomatoes

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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

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


  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.


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  1. 1
    cori /

    We love basil!

  2. 2
    lisa /

    Those tomatoes are so pretty and I know delicious too.

  3. 3
    ColleenMarie /

    I would like to GRO spinach

  4. 4
    Ati /

    I LOVE Sun Dried tomatoes. so in other recipes, i have seen that they say put it in 120 degrees or the lowest degree and put it for 12 hours or even more. they were saying if you put it high, they wont be as good! do you have any advice on this?

  5. 5
    liz piccione-volger /

    OH MY GOODNESS! Those tomatoes look amazing. I plan on growing tomatoes, basil, oregano sage and strawberries this year. Always have rosemary growing. These seed pods look so easy!

  6. 6
    Sandy Headtke /

    Love fresh herbs and tomatoes right out of the garden

  7. 7
    ellen casper /

    I love to grow different kinds of peppers

  8. 8
    Katy /

    I can’t wait to try these.

  9. 9

    Yum Paula, I can think of a zillion ways to use these beauties!

  10. 10
    Angie /

    I love all herbs, but mint is a favorite. Beautiful tomatoes!

  11. 11
    Leslie /

    I have a variety of fresh herbs growing on my screen porch. It’s nice to just go out and get herbs when I want them.

  12. 12
    Ruth Naylor /

    I love to grow mint and rosemary, most any herbs really. They just take off and don’t require much care. I love my zucchini also, if I could just keep the squash pests away!

  13. 13
    Kenny /

    I like to grow tomatoes (with seeds from Italy) and cucumbers.

  14. 14
    Adele K /

    There is nothing like Home Grown Tomatoes and Basil. And a little rosemary doesn’t hurt either.

  15. 15

    I usually have sage, parsley, mint, rosemary, thyme, and basil growing in my garden. Honestly, these are all the ones that are fairly tough to kill…which is probably the only reason they’ve survived in my yard! I love the idea of growing tomatoes, but usually the squirrels get to them before we do. Don’t even get me started on the squirrels!!! Seriously! Love this recipe!

  16. 16
    Sharon Farrelly /

    I have been roasting tomatoes for years!
    If I have oil left over from the tomatoes I use it for salad dressing
    Great recipe
    Happy spring

  17. 17
    Jen /

    I love growing hot peppers!

  18. 18
    vaishali /

    Herbs, tomatoes, chillies and cucumber.

  19. 19
    Shelly /

    I love to grow strawberries.

  20. 20
    JennyBC /

    I like this idea! I always have an herb pot going but I want many pots this year and can never eat enough tomatoes (the one thing I craved with all three pregnancies!). There is nothing that says summer like a tomato from the garden!

  21. 21

    Herbs and greens are pretty much the only things I can keep alive here in Phoenix!

  22. 22

    Sooo,serious question. I thought preserved foods lasted more than a few days?

  23. 23
    TrishInFL /

    I love herbs of all kinds, tomatoes and peppers!

  24. 24
    Alison /


  25. 25
    Joyce /

    Is there a specific type of tomatoes that works best like roma versus the garden or are the garden tomotoes best

  26. 26
    Victoria /

    I love to grow a garden full of a variety of veggies, but my favorite thing to EAT from my garden is Cherokee Purple Tomatoes!

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    latanya /


  28. 28
    Noreen /

    I love growing tomatoes and basil!

  29. 29
    Allison C /


  30. 30
    sara /

    Tomatoes of course,

  31. 31
    Sarah H.P. /

    I love growing herbs!

  32. 32
    Shannon Kaeding /

    I love growing herbs. They make everything I cook taste amazing.

  33. 33

    There is nothing better than roasted tomatoes! Nothing! Love,love,love these 🙂 I cannot wait to grow tomatoes and fresh herbs! YUM!

  34. 34

    Gosh, Paula, these oven roasted tomatoes must pack so much flavor. I love th photograph.

  35. 35
    Sarina /

    There’s nothing better than a vine-ripened, sun kissed tomato on a caprese crostini. Freshly chopped basil is also a necessity. Love it!

  36. 36

    Oh, how neat! Here in Cali, we’re able to start out gardens early – I’m planting this weekend, actually. And you can bet there will be several tomato plants!

  37. 37

    Not a cop out: TOMATOES. I long to have a big beautiful garden of them one day!

  38. 38

    My yard is full of trees, which isn’t conducive to vegetable growing, but I can’t live without my herbs. When we moved here I dug up the front bed by the house and planted all kinds of things, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme. I love my herbs.

  39. 39

    As soon as our tomatoes are in season, I’m totally doing this. Nature’s candy for sure!

  40. 40

    The only thing I’m able to grow consistently with good results is herbs. These preserved tomatoes? I think I’d eat them straight from the jar!

  41. 41

    My fave growable would be tomatoes and/or basil….maybe I should grow them together in the same big pot! Nothing like a caprese salad!

  42. 42

    tomatoes and fresh herbs

  43. 43

    I love to grow tomatoes but I especially love basil! So easy!

  44. 44

    This is simply brilliant, Paula!

  45. 45
    Karen Lynch /

    We grew carrots and onions last year for the first time and they were so easy and the carrots were the best we ever had.

  46. 46
    Kelly D /

    I like to grow zucchini

  47. 47

    What a great product and giveaway! Thanks for sharing, Paula!

  48. 48

    Each year I TRY to grow tomatoes, basil, thyme and zucchini but normally fail. 🙁 Love the idea of roasting and preserving the tomatoes like this though!

  49. 49
    Angie /

    Spring has sprung! let’s all plant tomatoes! great post, cool giveaway, thanks!

  50. 50
    Charlene Glover /

    I would love to try growing herbs.

  51. 51
    Savannah Davis /

    This is Great!

  52. 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!!!

  53. 53
    tk /

    i love growing basil plants and other herbs.

  54. 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.

  55. 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!

  56. 56
    barbara n /

    I love homegrown tomatoes!

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. 59
    Julie /

    Cucumbers and tomatoes

  60. 60
    Rust /

    cane begonias, my #1 favorite

  61. 61

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

  62. 62
    Vunda V /

    i love the cucumbers we grow each year!

  63. 63
    Vera K /

    I like to grow flowers.

  64. 64

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

  65. 65
    KJV /

    I love rhubarb!

  66. 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.

  67. 67
    Caroline /

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

  68. 68

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

  69. 69
    Christa Lopez /

    I love to grow beets!

  70. 70
    Amy L /

    I like growing herbs like basil, thyme, parsley

  71. 71
    Cynthia /

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

  72. 72
    Gwen /

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

  73. 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

  74. 74
    Rod Jackson /

    I love growing tomatoes.

  75. 75
    Renee G /

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

  76. 76
    Christina /

    I love growing chives and tomatoes.

  77. 77
    Christina /

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

  78. 78
    kellie rose wilson /

    tomatoes and basil

  79. 79

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

  80. 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.


  81. 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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