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5 from 2 votes
Garlic Roasted Tomatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Roasted tomato umami-bombs perfect for eating with crusty bread, or tossed with fresh pasta.

Course: Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Michael Monson
  • 15 to 20 ounces “Cherub”, grape, or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 to 5 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chiffonade
  • salt to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise and arrange them cut-side-up on the baking sheet. Place smashed garlic cloves (broken but still mostly whole) amongst the sliced tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt. Bake at 400 F for 20 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are very wilted, and starting to caramelize. Taste for seasoning, and top with fresh basil. Serve warm or at room temperature with grilled bread, or tossed with cooked pasta.