DIY Homemade Oven Roasted "Sun" Dried Tomatoes | Life Currents

Sun Dried (Oven Roasted) Tomatoes

Make your own delicious and budget- friendly sun dried tomatoes in the oven. Use the servings slider below to easily adjust the ingredient amounts.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sun dried tomatoes, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings


  • 4 pounds tomatoes washed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Basil leaves chopped if large
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 250° F.
  2. If the tomatoes are small (e.g. grape, cherry, Roma), cut them in half. If they are larger, cut them in quarters. And, if they’re grande heirloom tomatoes, cut them in sixths.
  3. Place the cut tomatoes in a large bowl, and drizzle with olive oil. sprinkle basil, salt, and pepper over, and gently toss to coat. Place the tomatoes cut side up in one layer on a foil lined rimmed baking dish. (You may need more than one baking dish.)
  4. Roast the tomatoes until they are dry. The small ones will take 2 or 3 hours, while the large ones will take 5 or more hours. Refrigerate and use within 3 days, or freeze for up to 6 months.