Roasted Garlic Tomatoes – Perfect Holiday Appetizer

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Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

 Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich! I make them by the tray and store them for use in so many recipes I think I may have lost count. It also helps that they are insanely easy to make and are basically like adult candy. I have been known to sneak 1/4 tray… ok fine, 1/2 a tray of them right out of the oven before I plate them up or use them in recipes.

These tomatoes are such a versatile flavor. The garlic and the oil combined with the tomato juice that bursts out in the oven combine to make a delicious cooking liquid too. When I make this to store, I absolutely save all the liquid from the pan and add it to the mason jar I keep them in. The roasting of the tomatoes intensifies the flavors and makes them super sweet. Try them and I promise you’ll be a convert and you’ll have them in your fridge at all times!

Things you can do with these tomatoes:

  • Top them on some crostinis
  • Add it into your favorite pasta (I add it to my Alfredo Pasta)
  • Add it to Shrimp Scampi
  • Add it on top of grilled chicken or steak
  • Add it to your favorite sandwiches in place of sliced tomatoes
  • Add to risotto or as a topping on your favorite baked pasta
  • Blend with olive oil and champagne vinegar for an amazing vinaigrette

or my favorite…

  • Add to your favorite salad, mine is Caesar Salad!

Right now the local stores are still having great prices on grape tomatoes. In case you can’t find them easily, a good place to try is Trader Joe’s. They have them year round (I know this because my oldest is completely obsessed with grape tomatoes) and the prices stay pretty constant.

So without further ado, here is the easiest recipe you’ll be glad you pinned (You are pinning this right?)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss all the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese into a bowl together. Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!Put onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

 Optional, but I usually top it on a crostini (French Bread slices that are brushed with a little olive oil and toasted) and some Parmesan cheese, because, well…. this!
Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

Recipe

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Roasted Garlic Tomatoes - Perfect Holiday Canape

5 from 5 votes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Side
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

Ingredients

  • 2 pints grape tomatoes
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss all the ingredients except the Parmesan cheese into a bowl together.
  3. Put onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: 134 calories, Calories: 134g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 573mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 2020g, Vitamin C: 33g, Calcium: 106g, Iron: 1g

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Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!
Hold on to those fleeting memories of summer with these amazing Roasted Garlic Tomatoes made in just 15 minutes and versatile enough to be an appetizer, part of a main course or a fantastic spread on a sandwich!

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. This looks so good i wish i could try it right now. I will have to get the ingredients so i can make it tomorrow. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  2. I don’t really like tomatoes, but I usually will eat them if they’re cooked. This actually looks really good. I may have to try it out to see if it’s as good as it looks!

  3. I don’t have any grape tomatoes, but my garden is full of regular tomatoes that are about fist size. Could I substitute those? Thanks!

    1. Yes! Absolutely! And they’ll be even more amazing if they are from your garden! I would quarter them though just for maximum flavor so the coating gets on as much of it as possible 🙂