Roast tomatoes

Roast tomatoes

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4
Tomatoes take on an intensely deep flavour after roasting and can be used in many different ways

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal115
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.07g


  • 10 large vine tomatoes, halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ bunch thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Put the tomatoes on a baking sheet with the garlic and thyme, drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, Add some seasoning and roast for 1 hr. Remove and set aside to cool.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Gem Louise's picture
Gem Louise
17th Jul, 2019
Absolutely delicious. They had such a deep, rich flavour. I'd eat these every day if I could! I had them with the creamy mustard mushrooms on toast, which was an ok pairing, but I think I'll probably put them with something else instead next time.
8th Jul, 2019
Beautiful recipe, so quick and ready to do. Used up some lovely tomatoes from the farmer's Market and tossed through pasta with sautéed mushrooms, crispy lardons and Stilton for a simple and delicious dinner.
27th May, 2019
Just made this on a boring Bank Holiday Monday before going into the garden. I have done a similar recipe years ago but using Basil leaves instead of Thyme. Roasting produces a fantastic intense taste to the tomatoes, enhanced by the herbs, Balsamic vinegar and Olive oil. I had mine on toasted sourdough bread, squashing the tomatoes into the bread, adding some crumbled Feta and drizzling the Olive oil over them. Absolute heaven and just as easy as opening a tin of baked beans. One tip, go heavy on the Olive oil. The infused oil is an absolute delight to savour and the more the merrier. Enjoy.
13th Aug, 2017
lovely, did it with beef tomatoes and then spread it on homemade bread
12th Sep, 2016
Looked a bit unappealing (quite a bit squishier than the photo and the balsamic made them look "grubby"). Very tasty though and so easy.
20th Feb, 2015
This recipe is absolutely fantastic! I was looking for a good roast tomatoe recipe (and of course anything British is incredible) so I found my way here. This was great with a small bit of boursin herb cheese over them fresh out of the oven. We were also thinking of blending them into a fresh pasta sauce. Love, love, love it!
9th May, 2014
Smelled and tasted amazing, so yummy and juicy, and SIMPLE. Will definitely be using this as a regular side dish from now on.
8th Feb, 2014
One of our firm favourites now, beautifully intense flavour, and always on our plates when we have steak, but also beautiful with firm white fish and lamb steaks.
17th Sep, 2012
Love roasted tomatoes! Adapted this to make it breakfast friendly.
17th Sep, 2012
I did this as a side dish to serve with fish. It was so tasty and my guests loved it because it wasn't too heavy or overpowering. Would definitely do again and would also use as the basis for other recipes, as above.


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?