Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Fire-roasted tomatoes are a nice alternative to canned tomatoes. Grilling tomatoes brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavor. No grill? No problem! You can get similar results by roasting them in your oven.

fire roasted tomatoes
Photo: Greg Dupree
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 ¼ pounds plum tomatoes (about 5 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium (350°F to 400°F). (No grill? See Tip.) Toss tomatoes, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Oil the grill rack by holding an oil-soaked paper towel with tongs. Place the tomatoes on the oiled rack and grill until charred on 2 or 3 sides, about 4 minutes per side.

  2. Return the tomatoes to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  3. Peel off and discard skins. Chop the tomatoes as desired.


No grill? You can roast tomatoes in the oven instead. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Halve tomatoes lengthwise and scrape out seeds; discard seeds. Toss the tomatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Place, cut-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until starting to brown, about 30 minutes. Flip and continue roasting until nicely browned and tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Continue with Step 3 above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

29 Calories
2g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 29
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 591IU 12%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 169mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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