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Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes

By September 9, 2020July 10th, 2021Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

Simple Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes is one of the most delicious tomato dishes you’ll ever eat. As the tomatoes cook they become juicy and jammy. Serve as a side dish with fish or chicken. They are also good with  zucchini noodles or pasta.

Roasted Cherry Tomatos in pan

I love the beautiful colors of the amazing end-of-summer cherry tomatoes coming out of the garden or farmers market right now. 

Popping sweet, juicy cherry tomatoes into your mouth as you pick them off the vine is one of the great pleasures of summer and I love it. But sometimes there are so many of them you can’t eat them all. When that happens I make a big batch of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes.

Roasting the cherry tomatoes turns them into something divine.  As the tomatoes cook they become juicy and jammy.

Jammy describes the way these cherry tomatoes collapse, thicken and sweeten when they’re roasted in the oven. It makes it easy to eat lots of them. 

Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes on spatula

To make this dish you can use cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes or any other small tomato variety. I like to use a variety of colors because it makes a beautiful presentation, but simple red tomatoes work just as well.

Health Benefits of Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are high in specific antioxidants that protect your bones, liver, kidneys and bloodstream. These antioxidants may also work to reduce the damage done to fat in cell membranes or within the bloodstream (a.k.a. lipid peroxidation). They are good for your heart and can lower cholesterol. You’ll be happy to know the nutritional content (mainly lycopene) actually increases and becomes more available when cooked!

It’s a very easy dish. The cherry tomatoes are halved, coated with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic then roasted at high heat until caramelized.  

As they cook they release their juices and the flavors get intensified. They take about 20-25 minutes to cook.

You can roast them whole but they tend to burst open in the oven. While they still taste great, they don’t look as pretty that way. 

Add basil right before serving. The result is tender, sweet, jammy tomatoes perfect for pastas, salads, pizza and more!

It’s an unexpectedly fabulous side dish that your friends and family will enjoy.  If you use multi-colored tomatoes the recipe is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party!

Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes in bowl with hands

If you like this recipe try these other delicious tomato recipes:

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Sautéed Patty Pan Squash with Tomatoes and Basil

Roasted Ratatouille 

Eggplant Rollatini with Grilled Tomato Sauce


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Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes

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  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This simple Roasted Jammy Cherry Tomatoes is one of the most delicious tomato dishes you’ll ever eat. As the tomatoes cook they become juicy and jammy.


  • 5 cups cherry tomatoes, assorted colors, halved (2 containers)
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped or chiffonade
  • Coarse salt like Maldon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. On a sheet pan, toss together tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and spread them out into one layer.
  3. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tomatoes have released their juice and almost completely collapsed. They will be soft, juicy and fragrant.
  4. Transfer the tomatoes to a serving dish (use a rubber spatula to get every last bit of the juice).
  5. Sprinkle with basil leaves and sea salt right before serving.
  6. Serve hot or at room temperature.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Whole30



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