How to Make Oven-Baked Tomatoes

Updated on June 30, 2018
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I'm a food lover, cooking family meals for over 50 years. Before qualifying as a lawyer, I worked in my family's restaurant & helped run it.

A simple recipe for delicious baked baby tomatoes

This recipe is suitable for beginners. Beginner cooks can rejoice at the fact that they can produce such a tasty vegetable delicacy with so little trouble.

You will also find a video about growing tomatoes, a quiz, and other information.

Baby Tomatoes after baking in the oven


Oven-baked tomatoes are very versatile:

  • You can eat these hot, warm or cold.
  • You can store the baked tomatoes in a jar to use later, and give them as a gift. They look very attractive in a glass jar.
  • They are great to eat on their own, with salad and cold food, as an accompaniment to hot meats fish or a vegetarian meal, in a sauce or as a spread, dip or an omelet filling.

Oven-Baked Baby Tomatoes in a Jar


Cooking Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Enough to fill two small jars

Equipment for Oven-Baked Baby Tomatoes

  • Large baking tray
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Chopping Board

Ingredients for Oven-Baked Baby Tomatoes

  • Half Kilo (just over 1 lb.) Baby Tomatoes, Cut in half
  • 2 Medium sized Hot chillis, e.g. jalapenos
  • 8 cloves Garlic, (or to taste) crushed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon Anchovy paste, (or tinned anchovies)
  • 10 Capers
  • 2 Sprigs Marjoram, chopped
  • Half cup Olive Oil
  • Half teaspoon Pepper, Freshly ground
  • Half teaspoon salt

Instructions for making baked baby tomatoes

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half; finely slice the chillis; peel, crush and chop garlic; chop marjoram
  2. Add all ingredients together in a bowl with half of the olive oil and turn with a spoon
  3. Lay out the tomatoes one-deep on baking tray, place in oven and cook at 180 degrees (gas mark 4) for 30 minutes
  4. Remove the baking tray from the oven, turn the tomatoes with the spoon or spatula and return the baking tray to the oven for 20 minutes
  5. Put the tomato mixture in a jar and pour the rest of the olive oil over it
  6. Do not be surprised at the amount left at the end, as tomatoes are 80% water, and the purpose of placing them in the oven is to reduce the amount of water they contain

Sliced baby tomatoes laid out on a baking tray


Baked Tomatoes in a Jar


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    Do leave a comment here - would you like to try this recipe, and if you have already tried it, what did you think?

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      • Diana Grant profile imageAUTHOR

        Diana Grant 

        3 years ago from London

        I think the reason they keep well and don't go off is because the water is dried out of the tomatoes, and the olive oil then preserves them

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        Lorelei Cohen 

        3 years ago

        I have made tomato sauce from scratch but never stored tomato after it was cooked. I may have to try it out if we have a bumber crop year. Hubby loves his fresh tomato.

      • Thelma Alberts profile image

        Thelma Alberts 

        3 years ago from Germany and Philippines

        Yummy! I love tomatoes especially these small ones. I will surely try this soon. Voted up, useful and shared in fb where I can find it easily for later use. Thanks.

      • Diana Grant profile imageAUTHOR

        Diana Grant 

        5 years ago from London

        I've added a box on this page where you can come back and rate this Baby Tomato Recipe once you've tried it

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        5 years ago from Wales

        Mmm look and sound delicious; will have to try out.


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        Lisa Stover 

        5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

        Looks Yummy!

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        Susie Lehto 

        5 years ago from Minnesota

        This looks so yummy, I am hungry now! :)


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