Roasted grape tomatoes are a simple but delicious side dish or appetizer, perfect with pasta, crostini, or all on their own. Seasoned grape tomatoes tossed in extra virgin olive oil and roasted with fresh garlic, ready to eat in roughly 30 minutes with minimal effort.
What Makes Roasted Grape Tomatoes So Good
- Roasted grape tomatoes come together quickly and easily, and there’s not a lot of hands-on cooking involved. Sure you have to stir a couple of times, but for the most part, the oven does all the work!
- You can serve these tomatoes on their own as a side dish, on crostini with a little mozzarella or goat cheese as an appetizer, or on avocado toast as a snack. You could also use them in baked feta pasta or turn them into a roasted tomato sauce.
- This recipe is naturally low carb, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan!
- Got leftover roasted tomatoes? Refrigerate them in an airtight container, with as much liquid from the pan as possible. They’ll keep up to 1 week!
Key Ingredients for Roasted Grape Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes – These are smaller and less sweet than the cherry variety, and taste more like the classic red tomato you know and love. They’re pretty much the heart and soul of roasted grape tomatoes! Since they’re meatier, with less juice than other types of tomatoes, they’re perfect for roasting. That being said, you can use this same method with cherry tomatoes or even plum tomatoes if you’d rather.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Made from olives, ground into a paste then pressed without heat, extra virgin olive oil is a pantry staple in most kitchens. The antioxidants in EVOO give it a slightly spicy flavor that makes it sting a little, but in a good way. Don’t have extra virgin olive oil? You can use regular olive oil, or another neutral oil, like avocado oil.
- If you want to dress it up a little, add sprigs of oregano or thyme to the baking dish before you put it in the oven. Basil would be wonderful, too!
- Since you’re only using a few ingredients in this roasted grape tomatoes recipe, it’s important to make sure you’re using the freshest ingredients possible! Look for brightly colored tomatoes with smooth skin – no wrinkles or soft spots! Also, use a high quality olive oil and fresh garlic, not garlic from a jar if you can avoid it.
- You may need to roast the tomatoes a little longer, depending on your oven and the size of your tomatoes. Keep an eye on them and adjust the time as needed!
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Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- Large bowl
- Large spoon or silicone spatula
- 9×13 baking dish
- 4 cups grape tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic smashed
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅓ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
- In large bowl, mix together all ingredients, stirring until tomatoes are thoroughly coated in oil, salt, and pepper.
- Transfer tomatoes to baking dish. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from oven and stir.
- Return baking dish to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes. Tomatoes are ready when they've burst and started to caramelize.