Slow Roasted Tomatoes

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes


I get pretty excited about food all the time. Truly, it doesn’t take much to get me pretty pumped up about trying a new recipe but I usually have so many ideas flying around in my head that I have to plan my creations or I’ll be running around my kitchen, in circles. However, it’s not nearly as often that I get some inspiration and have to drop everything & go to the kitchen immediately. These slow roasted tomatoes got me out of my recovery bed and into the kitchen about a week after my knee surgery … Which is crazy, I know. But these are so worth it …


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First and foremost, please accept my apologies for these pictures. After my knee procedure, it was pretty painful to stand for more than just a couple of minutes so I took some really quick pics with as much natural light as I could so I wouldn’t have to futz with the lighting and props in the other room. I just didn’t have the energy to mess with it :-(

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I saw this recipe in the November 2012 issue of Cooking Light and had to try these, right away. Of course, I’ve roasted tomatoes before but I’ve never roasted them for seven and a half hours before. I was skeptical but also curious.

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Just as indicated in the magazine, this all day roast took tomatoes that weren’t in season and really amped up their flavor considerably.

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After roasting all day, I put these in a blender with a little olive oil and had them with whole wheat pasta.

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise (about 16 medium)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Combine oil and spices in small bowl.
  3. Place halved tomatoes in a large bowl.
  4. Pour oil/spice mixture over tomatoes and mix well by gently tossing.
  5. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet, lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray, cut side up.
  6. Roast up to 7.5 hours.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, November 2012 issue.

I have used these blended tomatoes over pasta, spaghetti squash, on pizza and on other red-sauce dishes and they are fabulous. I’m not certain that I’ll always make them this way but in the fall these are a great idea. Brings a touch of summer to winter!


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  1. Few things are so alluring as the basic roasted tomato! The only challenge is not eating them when the smell begins to fill up the house! Beautiful post, CJ.
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  2. They look beautiful! I love slow roasted tomatoes too–I make a big batch of them over the weekend and then put them on pizzas, pastas, and salads throughout the week. It’s amazing how much better they taste than the store bought sun-dried tomatoes!
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  3. Those look amazing! Plum tomatoes were very plentiful at the store yesterday. I bought a couple of them.
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  4. These look yumm. I always toyed with the idea of making sun dried tomatoes and this seems a perfect variation to that. Bake them a little longer I guess ! Much easier too especially in the winter when there’s not much sun around ! Thanks for sharing and great pics !!
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  5. This is AWESOME! So much better than store bought AND I can only imagine that lovely concentrated tomato flavor! YUM!

  6. I started roasting these after reading about the technique in Molly Wizenberg. I could eat them like candy. (Your pics look fine. Hope your recovery is still going well.)
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  7. That is a great sauce!! And, for what it’s worth – I actually like the pictures – very natural :)
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  8. I especially love making this into sauce :)

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  9. LOVE roasted tomatoes!!
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  10. This sounds fantastic! And I love that you blended them and had them over pasta! How fresh and delicious!
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