Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes are a simple dish to brighten up the tomato flavour.

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I rarely use fresh tomatoes in winter, when they are not in season. They’re always disappointing; they’re not the rich, deep red of vine-ripened summer tomatoes. They lack colour and they lack flavour. But if I do feel in need of a fresh tomato, I roast them. Roasting them concentrates their flavour, enhancing their sweetness. In fact, cooking the tomatoes enhances their antioxidant ability.

So, this is not so much a recipe as it is an inspiration. The amounts can be reduced or they can be increased.

The important thing when roasting the tomatoes is to use a baking dish or a pan which is large enough that the tomatoes are not too crowded. They need room between them for the moisture to escape, which helps concentrate the tomato flavour. If you use a metal pan, make sure it’s not made of a material which may react with the acidic tomatoes.

The roasted tomatoes can be used in so many ways. Don’t let the simplicity of the recipe deceive you. They are lovely tossed with some pasta, topped with a few fresh basil leaves and shaved parmesan.  I also like to toast a slice of baguette, rubbed with a clove of garlic and drizzled with olive oil. Then squash some tomatoes on top and top with crumbled feta. Or, lightly cook some green beans and toss in the tomatoes. They taste delicious with our Preserved Chillies in Oil or Gnocchi alla Romana.


Xx Alex and Faye

5 from 29 votes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

The sweet, concentrated flavours of these roasted cherry tomatoes can be enjoyed year round, but are especially useful for enhancing dull, flavourless, winter tomatoes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cherry tomatoes, roasted, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 123 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 500 gm cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).

  2. Toss the tomatoes lightly with olive oil in a non-reactive pan.

  3. Spread them out into one layer and sprinkle with the minced garlic, half the basil leaves, dried oregano, sugar, sea salt and pepper. Roast for 30-40 minutes, until the tomatoes are collapsing and slightly charred.

  4. If not serving immediately, place into an airtight container and refrigerate. Add the remaining basil leaves when ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

1. If serving with pasta, top the pasta with some fresh basil leaves and grated/shaved Parmesan.

2. Non-reactive pans are those which are ceramic, stainless steel, glass or enamled. 


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 29.2mg35%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
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145 Comments on “Roasted Cherry Tomatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    You learn something new everyday. I didn’t know you could roast tomatoes but based on what you’re saying it seems better than fresh ones. Great job and thank you.

  2. I love tomatoes because they are flavourful and healthy at the same time. This recipe is great! Would love to try this, too. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Love this! I use a similar recipe with regular tomatoes & blend them for a roasted tomato soup, perfect for winter! I like the idea of using cherry tomatoes though, for some reason I never think to cook them, just always eat them raw as snacks…Thanks for sharing!

  4. I can’t really eat tomatoes because of the acidity, but these look delicious! My dad however, loves tomatoes and can eat them so I’ll be passing this over to him. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve never been a huge tomato fan but in the past few years I have been using it more and more in my cooking, and this all sounds so good!

  6. This is so good to go with pasta and I have been always banging my head to find a simple and quick recipe!

  7. I am a huge lover of tomatoes, but I prefer them raw rather than cooked. My daughter, however, will eat them any way they come!

    1. Hi Heather! I love them raw also. This recipe is especially great when they are not in season. It is still Winter here in Australia so they lack the flavour the Summer tomatoes have. This just helps enhance them 🙂

  8. My dad was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and he is always looking for recipes to make, especially healthy ones that won’t make him gain weight. This is one I will have to pass along to him!

    Thanks for sharing! x


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  10. 5 stars
    With the garlic and basil this is a real mouthwatering Mediterranean delight. Reading this while hungry is not good!

  11. 5 stars
    These look and sound delicious. I will be pinning this so I can go back and make it at the weekend

  12. My mom would love this recipe. I don’t like tomatoes, but I could definitely try to see her trying to sneak roasted tomatoes into pasta dishes. ?

  13. I absolutely love this!!!! I just love tomatoes and I am always looking for new ideas on how to prepare them!

  14. We are a huge fan of roasted cherry tomatoes, except we usually roast lots of different veggies together at the same time which probably dilutes the sweet flavour. I’m tempted to try doing them on their own after seeing your post 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds absolutely delicious – and super simple. I oven roast potatoes and carrots with olive oil and a few spices all the time; don’t know why I’ve never tried roasting cherry tomatoes (my favorite fruit). Will try it now. Thank you for the tip!

  16. Such a wonderful idea for end of season tomatoes. Nothing beats fresh sauce! These roasted tomatoes tossed with pasta is all I need!

  17. i’ve honestly never tried roasting tomatoes. but my son loves them off the vine, so I might try it

  18. 5 stars
    I love roasted tomatoes all year round. But you are right, roasting them in the winter months is a good way to enhance the flavor of a dull tasing fruit.

  19. 5 stars
    We love tomatoes but we never tried roasted cherry tomatoes before. This looks yummy!

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  21. 5 stars
    These look so tasty, I think my family will enjoy these. You can add these to almost any dish but I will be adding some to our pasta this weekend. Thank you for sharing.

  22. 5 stars
    I just love roasted vegetables, and these cherry tomatoes look just delish! I also love pasta, so it’s a great combination for me … it will make a perfect dinner soon! 🙂

  23. Oh, this looks so yummy! I’ve tried drying tomatoes with salt in the oven, and its super tasty. I’ll have to try this way next.

  24. I love cherry tomatoes! My husband used to dislike tomatoes in any form. Making them roasted and always picking cherry was my way to introduce him to the benefits and taste of tomatoes. He actually kinda likes it now

  25. 5 stars
    Roasted tomatoes definitely sound simpler than just normal tomatoes! And they look so amazing! I’m definitely trying this!

  26. My father was sometimes putting the tomatoes on top of the rice before serving. This is a great idea that we can also try.

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    1. Hi Dara, I agree, there are so many ways to use them and roasting brings out their natural sweetness. I look forward to hearing when you make them. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. Yes, it is delicious, the tomatoes become so sweet and tasty. I very much enjoy the tomatoes with pasta, it makes a quick and easy meal. 🙂

  29. 5 stars
    I love roasted cherry tomatoes and I always make some especially when I bake fish. I think they go very well with it. I do like to add a splash of balsamic vinegar in the pan, I like the tangy flavour it gives to the tomatoes.

    1. Thank you for the great feedback Joanna. I also love them with baked fish; the acidity complements the fish beautifully. I love the idea of adding some balsamic, will certainly give it a try. 🙂

  30. 5 stars
    I have just gotten some basil leaves yesterday from the market when I was doing the weekly groceries shopping. This can be used for this recipe. Basil is my favorite herb and glad you have included in this roasted cherry tomatoes recipe. Brilliant. Can’t wait to taste this recipe.

    1. Basil is such a beautiful, fragrant herb and really enhances the natural flavour of the tomatoes. Please let me know if you try this recipe. 🙂

  31. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried roasting tomatoes yet, but I think this would be perfect for roast or broiled fish or native sausages.

  32. 5 stars
    Now I’m craving for cherry tomatoes.. Perfect for this coming Good Friday, maybe I’ll mix it with my salad.

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  34. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe.
    We used the roasted tomatoes with a pesto macaroni. Wonderful taste! Thanks for this original recipe!!

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