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Quick Oven Roasted Tomatoes (One Pan)

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Quick and easy oven roasted tomatoes recipe, made with simple ingredients, requiring only 1 pan and 20 minutes. These baked tomatoes are loaded with parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

Growing up, my mom would plant a large garden with plenty of tomatoes to use for soups, sauces, and tomato sandwiches with too much mayo. I still remember dressing down in garbage bags to protect our clothes as we squeezed the juice from every last red, juicy orb. Now, I have followed her footsteps and plant a garden full of tomatoes, but I have discovered even more ways to use them. I like to make Pico De Gallo (One Bowl) and Marinated Tomatoes (One Bowl) each year, but one of my favorite recipes is this one. Garlic parmesan baked tomatoes, also known as roasted tomatoes, are one of the best ways to use up all the tomatoes filling up the garden. Even if you are not fond of tomatoes, I have a feeling you might change your mind once you give these a shot. So, skip Walmart and Trader Joe’s and instead make your way to delicious, organic, homemade cooking.

Key ingredients

  • Tomatoes- You need at least 2 large ones.
  • Parmesan cheese- Makes an excellent pairing with the tomatoes.
  • Spices- Including oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red chili flakes.
  • Olive oil- Adds flavor and increases the natural health benefits of tomatoes.
  • Parsley- Used as a simple garnish.


  • Use different tomatoes- Including smaller ones like cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes.
  • Use other cheeses- Like shredded mozzarella or asiago cheese.
  • Balsamic roasted tomatoes- Drizzle balsamic glaze over the tops.
  • Add additional vegetables- For example you can add 1 cup asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, or green beans to the same baking tray.
  • Add chicken- You can use 1/2 pound thin boneless chicken strips in the same tray.
  • Spread guacamole– On top of the tomatoes and then top them off with cheese and herbs.
How to Roast Tomatoes

How to make roasted tomatoes

  1. Place sliced tomatoes– On a baking tray.
  2. Sprinkle on- The cheese, seasonings, and olive oil.
  3. Bake– Until cheese is fully melted.
  4. Garnish– With parsley and enjoy.

What to serve with quick oven roasted tomatoes

You can enjoy these as is for a healthy snack, appetizer, side dish, or quick lunch. Or you can pair it with other recipes such as:

Roasting Tomatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Tips and techniques

  • Use high quality olive oil– To create a great overall flavor.
  • Adjust the amount– Of cheese and seasonings, based on your preference. The red chili flakes are completely optional.
  • You can use fresh– And finely minced garlic instead of garlic powder.
  • Baking time may vary– Depending on the thickness of your tomato slices.
  • Dry sliced tomatoes- By patting them with a paper towel to reduce liquid.
  • Spray baking tray- With oil so that the cheese and tomatoes don’t stick to the pan.
  • Make thick tomato slices- Because if you slice them thin like a julienne cut they will become crispy and stuck to the pan or foil.

Recipe FAQs

Can you cook tomatoes in the oven?

Yes, you can either “slow” roast them or “quickly” roast them.

What is the difference between slow roasted tomatoes vs. quick oven roasted?

Slow roasted ones are baked on low heat (200 degrees) for 7-8 hours. Quick roasted ones are baked on high heat (400 degrees) for about 10 minutes.

Why are my roasted tomatoes dry?

When you quickly roast them in the oven, be sure not to leave them in for too long or all the liquid will evaporate and leave you with dry, crispy tomatoes. Watch them carefully.


  • Make ahead- Allow to cool then place in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw and reheat before serving.
  • Refrigerate– This will taste the best if served fresh, but it can be put in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze– If the tomatoes were roasted without cheese, they could be frozen in sealed freezer bags for up to 1 month, but the ones with cheese cannot be frozen.
  • Reheat– Place in the microwave on a plate or in the oven on a pan until heated through. 

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Quick Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Quick and easy oven roasted tomatoes recipe, made with simple ingredients, requiring only 1 pan and 20 minutes. These baked tomatoes are loaded with parmesan cheese, garlic and herbs. 
Yield: 6 Servings



  • Slice the tomatoes and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Place them on a baking tray, that’s been sprayed with oil.
  • Top off each tomato slice with cheese, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red chili flakes.  
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil over all the tomatoes. 
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. 
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served fresh but can be refrigerated in a sealed container in the fridge and reheated in the microwave or oven. 


Calories: 43kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 104mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 430IU, Vitamin C: 5.6mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 43
Author: Abeer

6 comments on “Quick Oven Roasted Tomatoes (One Pan)”

  1. I just put in my garden this weekend, now I know what I am making with my first tomato harvest. Looks amazing.

  2. I would eat these slow roasted, quick roasted or any kind of roasted!

  3. I love this for an afternoon snack idea! With the kids being home all summer, I need all the ideas I can get, thanks!

  4. Roasted vegetables are my absolute favorite! The addition of cheese just puts these over the top delicious!

  5. What a great snack! This will come in handy when my tomato plants over produce again.

  6. I’ve got some tomatoes just begging to become this dish!

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