Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

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Slow roasting literally transforms these simple tomatoes into an amazing explosion of flavor.

They are perfect as an appetizer, or a side dish, in recipes. Speaking of incredibly delicious tomato recipes, have you tried our Homemade Roasted Tomato Basil Soup? It’s to die for and so easy to prepare!

A baking sheet filled with slow-roasted tomatoes.


This is truly one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. All you need is a baking sheet, an oven, and of course, tomatoes.

Of course, we’re going to suggest using farm-fresh tomatoes when they are at their peak, but even hot-house tomatoes from the supermarket will slow-roast beautifully.

EXPERT TIP: Roma tomatoes are excellent for slow-roasting. But, you could really slow-roast any type of tomato. Have fun and vary them up!

Slice the Roma tomatoes lengthwise, down the center


These slow-roasted tomatoes are so simple yet so completely deep in flavors.

Slow roasting them in the oven at a low temperature for 3.5 hours brings out the most amazing taste.

Just amazing…but keep an eye on them, if they start to completely dry out, or even burn, remove them from the oven.

Now, it’ time to bake them to perfection.

These are also amazingly good on a pizza.

But, honestly, they are so good by themselves, you’ll want to serve them as their own dish. They are addictively delicious.

All you need is a little olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme.
All you need is a little olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh thyme.  Ready for the oven!

Ready to make the best Slow-Roasted Tomatoes on the planet? Go for it!

And when you do, be sure to take a picture, post it on Instagram, and tag @howtofeedloon and hashtag #howtofeedaloon!

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

These slow-roasted tomatoes literally explode with flavor. Bake them on low temp for 3 & 1/2 hours, and you won't believe the taste. Incredible!
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Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: French / American / Italian
Keyword: Roasting, Tomato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 89kcal


  • 10 tomatoes fresh Roma, sliced lengthwise, in half
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves removed from stemmed and roughly chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 250°F.
  • Arrange the tomato halves, cut side up, in an oven proof skillet, or saute pan (a baking sheet will work, too).
  • Drizzle the tomatoes with the oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 3 & 1/2 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1364IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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