Total Time
30hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 hrs

My DH spent time over the summer and this past weekend helping out the good folks at Ironwood Farm here in Albuquerque. They were harvesting and gave my DH a ton of produce to take home. Since I had a full bag of paste tomatoes and knew we'd never eat them all I decided to dry them. It took a while to do this but it was worth it as we now have a huge jar of dried tomatoes which will probably last a very long time. You can salt the tomatoes if you want and add the herbs but I left them plain.


  1. Slice your paste tomatoes 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Slice as many tomatoes as you need to fill the dehydrator.
  3. You will probably have to do this in more then one batch depending on the size of your dehydrator.
  4. I have a 5 drawer Excalibur Dehydrator that can hold around 35 tomatoes in one drying.
  5. Set the dehydrator to 110'F and dry for 15 hours.
  6. When done let them sit on a cookie sheet for a few hours.
  7. Use in all sorts of receipes of your choice.
  8. Put in a glass jar and store in a dark dry place.
  9. Bon Appetit!
Most Helpful

Did a small batch of a dozen or so tomatoes for a recipe. Turned out great. I'm thinking I can buy a case of tomatoes (I'm a city girl with a country heart) and get serious! One thing I love about dehydrating is that you can have it run overnight. Look, Ma, I'm multi-tasking in my sleep! Thank you Chef Joey Z for posting!

Glori-B February 26, 2010

Cheaper than in the store and I will make these often to use in my cooking. Loved them!

~Chef Lori~ December 09, 2009

YUM!!! I LOVE MY DE-HIGH-GREATER!!!! I did on a much smaller scale in my much smaller dehydrator...but same delish results...:) I can eat these like a P-I-PIGGY eating chips :) ...used my garden tomatoes and so so so good...I put some salt and hot pepper on some ...but Mr. free-free likes them plain so I stuck with that mostly to not be completely self absorbed as I often tend to be...:) thanks for sharing the goal in life is to get a dehydrator like yours Chef Joey Z...[lol]

free-free October 07, 2008