Roasted Tomatoes (for open face cheese sandwich)

Roasted tomatoes are the ultimate topping/condiment for many dinners and snacks.

Roasted Tomatoes
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
  • Sandwiches
  • Mexican salsa

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