I wait all year for good heirloom tomatoes to come in season, so I can make this baked tomatoes recipe!! Bursting with flavor, these baked tomatoes are delicious and versatile.
Why do we start to mourn the loss of summer in August?
I know the end is not until mid-September, but the latter half of August always feels like the end of summer to me. Probably because when I was in school, it meant the end of fun and the beginning of having to wake up too early to go to school.
So, with August coming to a quick close, I was thinking that I haven’t had enough fresh tomatoes this summer! Sure, we have them in our salads but not any other delish way.
These are beautiful, yummy, delicious, burst in your mouth tomatoes. So, I wanted to make a tried and true recipe I’ve been enjoying for years now.
Mmmmmm. Baking them at a lower temperature for about an hour makes them soooo sweet. Just how I like them: flavorful, warm, melt in your mouth goodness.
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- Do not skimp on the olive oil, when you think you’ve added enough, add just a little more.
- Use whatever herbs you like, but they’re delicious with just basil and parsley.
- Don’t forget to salt and pepper the tomatoes as the salt enhances the sweet of the tomatoes.
- The longer you bake the tomatoes, the softer they will be.
Do I have to use heirloom tomatoes?
No. For this baked tomato recipe, you can use any tomato. I prefer to use heirloom tomatoes because of their color and shape. They make for a beautiful dish.
What are some different ways I can serve these baked tomatoes?
- As a delicious side dish, including with lunch
- Cut directly on top of pasta
- With a dollop of tuna or chicken salad on top
How to make baked tomatoes
Wash tomatoes. (1)
Cut them across the equator. (2)
Lay tomatoes on pan. (3)
Liberally drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper. (4)
Place the tomatoes in the oven and bake them for 50 – 55 minutes.
And now an overhead shot.
Could it be any simpler? I hope you enjoy the baked tomatoes recipe as much as I do!
Other recipes that use tomatoes
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
- Place tomatoes on the pan cut side up
- Sprinkle basil, parsley, salt and pepper on the tomatoes. Also, drizzle olive oil liberally on the tomatoes and bake for 50 – 55 minutes
- Do not skimp on the olive oil, when you think you’ve added enough, add just a little more
- Use whatever herbs you like, but it’s delicious with just simple basil and parsley
- Don’t forget to salt and pepper the tomatoes as the salt enhances the sweet of the tomatoes
- The longer you bake the tomatoes, the softer they will be