Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes-Microwave

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Debidoo

Can you believe you can actually MAKE these in your microwave? Since I don't know how to do canning, this is a great way to preserve tomatoes from the garden.

Top Review by Adopt Pets

I have used this recipe twice and had good results. The first time I used small vine ripened tomatoes and the secod I used grape tomatoes. The grape tomatoes I put in for just a few minutes at a time so they wouldn't burn (they are so small) but I LOVE them. Couldn't stop snacking on them as I was taking them off the plate. My only advise would be watch the cooking time to make sure they don't get too overdone. They do cook a bit more when they sit after cooking Yum! Oh, & I did drizzle a small amount of olive oil on them before cooking just like I would if I were roasting them in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the tomatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and centers with a small spoon.
  2. Place the tomato halves, cut side down, on a plate large enough to hold them in 1 uncrowded layer. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour off any excess liquid. With a spatula, gently turn the tomatoes over, patting the pulp back into the skins as you turn.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 10-15 minutes more, depending on the size of the tomatoes, or until they have completely collapsed and are dried out but still supple.
  5. Remove from the microwave and let stand 30 minutes without disturbing.
  6. Lift the tomatoes off the plate and use right away or store in a loosely sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  7. After 2 days, seal tightly and return the bag to the refrigerator. The dried tomatoes will keep indefinitely.
  8. Note: Don't worry if the tomatoes seem collapsed beyond hope after the first 15 minutes. When they dry out more and cool off, their shape returns.

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