Bring out the sweetness of your tomatoes with this Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe! The amount of flavor from cooking your cherry tomatoes this way will blow you away! Our family loves these so much that I typically keep some cooked and ready to serve up on a salad or add to almost any dish.
I prefer to cut my cherry tomatoes in half, but I am sure that whole or quartered would work as well. The only issue I could see with going smaller is that once cooked, they may fall apart easily.
These are also 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 (‘Cherubs’ by NatureSweet)!
You will only need a few ingredients, other than any additional seasoning you may opt to add for your own taste.
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 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).
I also go ahead and line my baking sheet with parchment paper which is a preferred method for me due to the ease of cleaning up afterward.
After that, I slice up my tomatoes and pull the thyme leaves off the stems. In a small mixing bowl, toss your tomatoes and thyme in olive oil and then transfer to your baking sheet.
Spread the tomatoes out in an even layer then bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F (218 degrees C) for 30-35 minutes or until completely tender.
Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
- 1 lb cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes, washed and sliced in half)
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper (optional, to taste)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 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 out the tomatoes into an even layer.
- Bake at 425 degrees F (218 degrees C) for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
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!