Balsamic & Thyme Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 5m
Ready In

"One of my favorite ways to slow roast tomatoes. These will keep a good month in the refrigerator; or, 6 months or more frozen. Great on top of grilled chicken or pork; on sandwiches, foccacia bread, bruschetta, or pizza. They are absolutely delicious. Great for that summer crop of tomatoes. I roast tomatoes for soup; but, these are completely different. They are absolutely addictive."

Original is 6-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (184.4 g)
  • Calories 131.9
  • Total Fat - 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 8.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 24.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Tomatoes ... Place the tomatoes, cut side up on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper or foil. Then, drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes; and, don't worry if some gets on the pan. You will pour any juice from the pan back over the tomatoes.

Step 2

Bake ... In a 300 degree oven, middle shelf, for 4 hours.

Step 3

Finish ... Remove from the oven; and, finish while still warm, by drizzling the balsamic vinegar over each tomato. Then, allow to completely cool.

Step 4

Store ...I like to store these in my small mason jars, about 4-6 slices per jar; but any container will work. You can even use a tupperware type of container. Place a small thyme sprig over each tomato slice. Make sure to pour all the drippings from the baking pan back over the tomatoes. Then, to finish it off, add another tablespoon of fresh olive oil over the tomatoes. Seal the jar, or container, and refrigerate. As I said, they will last a good month in the refrigerator, or 6 or more months in the freezer.

Step 5

Serve ... As I mentioned, these are fantastic over grilled chicken or pork, on sandwiches, focaccia, pizza, or just on the side. They are super sweet, delicious, and truly addictive. ENJOY!


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Love this recipe! I have made several containers and have them all in the freezer. Roasting the tomato's like this, brings out the sweetness and flavour of the tomato's. A flavour that you cannot get in any other method of cooking tomato's. I made as written, and just would not do tomato's any other way than roasting. I will use these tomato's as a base to so many recipes. Thanks KC.


review by:
(18 Mar 2017)


I did make one slight change to this by adding minced garlic only because I am a big garlic fan. This is a fantastic recipe. The taste of these tomatoes is to die for!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe here. I served this as a side to stuffed portabella mushrooms and they complemented each other nicely.


review by:
(17 Sep 2013)

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