Blistered Tomatoes


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These blistered tomatoes are a burst of sweet flavor, perfect for adding a pop of color to your dishes. Whether you toss them with pasta or sprinkle them over a salad, these tomatoes are sure to elevate your meals.

Recipe Description

The gentle roasting of cherry tomatoes enhances their natural sweetness, while the garlic adds a savory depth. Quick and easy to prepare, these tomatoes are a great way to add a burst of flavor to any dish.

Serve over al dente spaghetti with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for a quick and delicious meal. Alternatively, use them as a topping for a mixed green salad to add a pop of color and flavor. They also make a great accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish.

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Blistered Tomatoes Ingredients

Everything you need to make blistered tomatoes.

Test Kitchen Notes

  • Tomato Selection: Be sure to use ripe cherry or grape tomatoes for the best flavor. Look for tomatoes that are firm but give slightly when gently squeezed.

    Herb Addition: You can customize this recipe by adding fresh herbs such as fresh basil or thyme before roasting for added flavor.

    Garlic Intensity: If you prefer a more intense garlic flavor, you can add more cloves or mince them finely.

    Even Distribution: To prevent the garlic from burning, make sure to spread it evenly among the tomatoes and toss everything gently to coat in the olive oil.

    Monitoring Roasting: Keep an eye on the tomatoes as they roast, as oven temperatures can vary. Remove them from the oven when they are soft and some have started to burst, but before they become too shriveled.

    Make Ahead: These blistered cherry tomatoes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They are delicious served cold or gently reheated.

    Seasoning Variation: Experiment with different seasonings, such as red pepper flakes or dried herbs, to customize the flavor to your liking. Another option is to top the tomatoes with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for added depth and sweetness (highly recommended!).


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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 4 cups

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  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomatoes and minced garlic cloves on a sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine.

  • Step 3

    Roast in the preheated oven until the tomatoes soften and some start to burst, about 20-25 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

  • Step 5

    Serve as a side dish, with your favorite pasta, or as a salad or toast topper.