A few weeks ago, I featured Crock Pot Chicken Parm by The Rickett Chronicles on my weekly recipe and craft linky — It’s a Keeper Thursday. Nestled inside her recipe for Chicken Parmesan, was another recipe for Roasted Roma Tomatoes. My test of her Slow Cooker Chicken Parm recipe turned out pretty good! And, since I was already planning on roasting some green beans for Parmesan Roasted Green Beans (are you noticing a theme here?!?), I thought why not give the tomatoes a try too!
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Original Recipe From The Rickett Chronicles
8 cups Roma or plum tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbsp pepper, freshly ground prefered
1/2 cup garlic, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place ingredients in a large bowl, mix to combine. Spread tomato mixture evenly on a large baking sheet and transfer to oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and mash, using a potato masher or back of a spoon. Return pan to oven and continue to bake until soft and juicy, about 15 to 20 minutes more.
Makes about 6 cups.
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Mmmmmm Hmmmm! These were fan-flippin-tastic! It even made winter tomatoes taste good! As soon as I tried these, I immediately called my mother to tell her I’d found a new way to prepare our annual tomato bounty from our gardens! I’ll be roasting just about all of the tomatoes I get from my garden this year. This recipe really made me yearn for summer! I can only imagine how good it will be made with MY tomatoes from MY garden! I can’t wait!
I did end up making a few small tweaks to the recipe. I used tomatoes on the vine in lieu of Roma tomatoes. The Romas just didn’t look good — they were all pale and mealy looking. Ick!
Plus, I didn’t add all the sugar that the recipe called for. I can’t tell you exactly how much I used. I just added a good handful.
Finally, when they were done roasting, I gave them a whirl in my food processor. My hubs is not a fan of tomato chunks in his food, so I always give them a few pulses in the ol’ Cuisinart.
Wende at the Rickett Chronicles mentions that she likes these tomatoes on crackers as a snack! What a great idea — I think I’ll go have a little snack!
You’ve got to give this recipe a try!
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