Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oven Dried Tomatoes

We are coming to the end of our growing season for our tomatoes and I wanted to make some oven dried tomatoes to have on hand for some recipe's that I will be making soon.

Beautiful Roma Tomatoes

Oven Dried Tomatoes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 pounds very firm Roma Tomatoes
Olive Oil
Wash and slice the tomatoes. Place the tomatoes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle the tomatoes with olive oil on one side of the tomatoes only. Next sprinkle the tomatoes with the herbs of your choice on both sides of the tomatoes. Roast uncovered in a 250 degree oven for 3 hours. If you want your tomatoes to be dried more you can roast them up to 6 hours.
This is a very simple recipe and the tomatoes are just delicious. I keep mine in a glass container in the refrigerator up to three months.

Ready For The Oven

Roasted For 3 Hours

Great For Recipes

I am so happy that you were able to stop by today to have tea with me. I have a container of these wonderful Oven Dried Tomatoes for you to take home with you so don't forget them. Be sure and let me know what you cook with them. Come back to see us real soon, I always look forward to your visits!
Peace and Joy


  1. I wish I saw this recipe before I had turned the whole batch of tomatoes into sauce! They look so good!

  2. Thank you for posting this! They look so tasty! I love sun dried tomatoes and these will be just perfect in some of the recipes I cook!

  3. Now I know what else to use my large bags of "thrift" Roma tomatoes for. Miz Helen, so far yours is the BEST recipe, and photos of the oven dried tomatoes...genius...absolutely genius and divine idea, and to think that

    I make tomatoes so many different ways and now you have opened my eyes to a whole different concept:DDD
    Thanks for sharing, Miz Helen. You're the BEST!
    Hugs to you, see you Thursday!

  4. Great that you posted this.Since dried tomatoes appeared here being over realy overexpansive..my mother started making them the way you do.And I am doing that aswell.And find mine tatse even better as I spice them up with best olive oil and herbs I like;)

  5. Thanks for showing how to dry tomatoes. We gathered a few more today so I would like to try this. My family loves Italian food so we cook with tomatoes quite often. Shannon

  6. I can think of so many things I'd love to do with these.

  7. I need to give this a try. I love dried tomatoes and am happy to have this resource to come back to when I do it.

  8. this is such a good idea..wishing tomato season was still going on at our house..maybe next year...

  9. What a great post. I am trying this with my last bit of tomatoes! Come visit us. We have a terrific apple sausage casserole to share.

  10. What a great idea! These look fabulous, too.

  11. Thanks for the great tutorial, Miz Helen!! These sound perfect & a way to keep Summer flavor to use for awhile.

  12. With those seasonings, the tomatoes must taste as good as they look! Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

  13. As much as I love sun-dried tomatoes I can't believe I have never made these. I think seeing this today is the inspiration I need to git-r-done!

  14. I cannot WAIT to try this! How awesome! Thanks for posting it.

  15. My sister-in-law used to do this with her tomatoes (and also figs!) in Italy. Drying them makes the flavor so wonderfully intense. Thanks for a wonderfu, and easy tutorial on how to do this!

  16. Helen, This is such a fabulous post! It is wonderful to capture the remains of the summer and have it in a jar! I have some tomatoes left on the vine...and I know what I am doing tomorrow morning. My house will smell just sensational!I usually freeze my oven roasted tomatoes, but I am putting it in a jar! YEA!


Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen