Cut and core fresh tomatoes.
You can either roast whole small tomatoes (cut an X in the skin to prevent bursting) or slice larger tomatoes (make sure they're hefty slices, like 1/2" thick or thicker).
Lay on rimmed baking sheet.
Bake/broil at 400 F until they become soft and there are a couple brown/black edges. (some people roast with a little bit of olive oil but you don't actually need it). This usually takes 20-35 minutes.
You can roast garlic at the same time!
Open Face Cheese Tomato Sando
Spread olive oil and mashed garlic (or roasted garlic or garlic powder) and/or optional pesto over slices of bread. I use brown bread but any (non-sweet) kind would be good.
Mash roasted tomatoes over the top of the bread.
Top with thin slices of sharp cheddar cheese and/or parmesan. Crack black pepper over the top of the cheese.
Broil in oven or toaster oven (450-500 F) until the cheese gets sufficiently gooey. My hubby says he could eat this every day- sheesh!
Other ways to use roasted tomatoes
- Pasta or pasta salad
- Mexican salsa