Oven-Dried Herbed Tomatoes

Total Time
20hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 hrs

With the summer on it's way and extra tomatoes from the garden now you have a recipe to make them last a little longer. Add to salads, grilled veggie sandwiches, breads, pastas, as a topping for pizzas. Be careful not to cook them, you are drying the tomatoes at a low temp. Give jars away as gifts!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the stem ends off of the tomatoes, quarter lengthwise and remove and discard seeds.
  2. Place in a large bowl and add the olive oil, vinegar, parsley, rosemary, mixing well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover bowl and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  6. Pack tomatoes in a single layer on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 6 to 12 hours.
  8. Place them in the oven around 7:00 in the evening and bake the tomatoes throughout the night.
  9. You'll have plump, juicy tomatoes.
  10. Cool completely before storing.
  11. To store: Place tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, pepper, in sterilized glass jars and pour olive oil over to cover, seal tightly with lids.
  12. Store in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
Most Helpful

Im reviewing this recipe again. The first time I made it, I messed it up and I think I forgot to marinate. This recipe is out of this world wonderful and they taste, EXCELLENT! They took 7 hours and turned out perfect. Thank you Rita L for responding to me and for a wonderful recipe....

Sheri-BDB April 11, 2006

Rita, love these tomatoes. I baked them about 4-5 hours in my toaster oven. I think each oven is a little different on the heat, so they should be checked every so often. I did add basil and oregano. Wow, the smell is so good! I will be making these again soon! I think I will put some in olive oil too. Thanks Rita!

Sharon123 September 07, 2003

I told Rita a couple of months ago that I would try this when my Romas starting overloading the garden. I made this with Romas and yellow tomatoes. The picture was taken right before I placed them in the oven. Excellent way to save your tomatoes for use during the winter. Thank you so much for sharing!

mary winecoff July 07, 2008