Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes. Toss these little flavour bombs through pasta and salads, or eat straight from the tray.
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Kitchen Basics: Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes

I don't use specific quantities when making these tomatoes. I just throw the tomatoes onto a tray and sprinkle the seasonings over the top. Go easy on the oregano though; you can have too much of a good thing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 1 tray
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas



  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Place the tomato halves on the tray with the cut side facing up.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes.
  • Scatter dried oregano lightly over the tomato surfaces.
  • Season well with salt & pepper.
  • Dry using your preferred method detailed below.

Overnight - Oven

  • Pre-heat your oven to 250C.
  • Place the tray of tomatoes into the oven.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off, but do not open the door.
  • Allow the tomatoes to sit for 8 - 10 hours. I usually do this overnight.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy.

Low & Slow - Oven or Covered BBQ

  • Pre-heat the oven or BBQ to 90C.
  • Place the tray of tomatoes into the oven/BBQ.
  • Allow to cook for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Check the tomatoes at the 2 hour mark. If they are not dry enough, continue cooking for a further hour, checking after 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when the tomatoes are dried to your liking.

Woodfired Oven

  • I usually place a tray of tomatoes in the oven the day after it as been fired, when the oven feels barely warm.
  • Place the tray of tomatoes into the oven.
  • Replace the door and leave the tomatoes in the oven for 12 hours.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy.