Roasted Tomatoes - Ina Fridays

I know, we are not alone in having an abundance of tomatoes from our garden.  Many of us have this terrific problem.  For a foodie, this is a challenge and what we do with the tomatoes is the game.  Since we are doing on side dishes from Ina Garten, this month, what better crop to use than tomatoes.

I chose this roasted tomato because of our love for roasted vegetables.  It would seem than any roasted vegetable is better than the original.  With some balsamic and something sweet added, this was a joy to eat.

Roasted Tomatoes  (adapted from Ina Garten)


4 large round tomatoes, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon basil leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

olive oil cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Arrange the tomatoes on a sheet pan, cut sides up, in a single layer.

Drizzle with  balsamic vinegar. 

Sprinkle the garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper over the tomatoes. 

Spray tops with olive oil.

Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are concentrated and beginning to caramelize. 

Serve warm or at room temperature. (We liked it warm.)

Eat and enjoy.

This was quick, easy and delicious.  The tomatoes which already  have a rich flavor were more flavorful with the caramelization.  This was a hit with everyone at the table.

I served this with breaded chicken and broccoli kugel.

Please check out the other Ina cooks and enjoy what they have made.


Alyce @ More Time at the Table

§ Anna @ Cheese with Noodles

§ Ansh @ Spice Roots

§ Barbara @ Moveable Feasts

§ Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai..

§ Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes

§ Linda@ There and Back Again

§ Linda, @ Tumbleweed Contessa

§ Mary @ The Egg Farm

§ Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home

§ Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits

§ Patti @ Comfy Cuisine

§ Peggy@ Pantry Revisited

§ Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman

§ Roz @ La Bella Vita Cucina

§ Veronica@ My Catholic Kitchen


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  1. Oh these look amazing! I love a good tomato recipe!

  2. Roasted tomatoes are the best. I never tried them sliced like this before. Looks really good.
    I had the same dilemma. I joined a CSA farm and 2 weeks ago they gave us 15 pounds of tomatoes and I was leaving for vacation the next day. I didn't want them to go bad, so I made tomato soup and froze it. We are eating it now that we are home and it is so delicious!


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