Cherry Tomato Confit

For this recipe, you can save your pricey, superflavorful extra-virgin olive oil, and go with milder, less expensive oil instead. Because the oil takes on the flavors of garlic, thyme and the tomatoes themselves, more nuanced oil would lose its character anyway. Though we call for a combo of red and orange tomatoes, you can go with just one color if you prefer. Serve the confit—and the flavorful oil—on bruschetta, in a pasta toss, on pizza, in sandwiches, as a steak topper, or in a whole-grain bowl.

Cherry Tomato Confit recipe on a baking sheet
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 3 pounds cherry tomatoes

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 10 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 8 large thyme sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Spread tomatoes onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Add oil, salt, pepper and garlic; toss gently to coat. Tuck thyme sprigs into mixture. Bake at 275°F until tomatoes are wilted but not all have burst, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  2. Cool tomato mixture to room temperature; discard thyme. Store tomatoes with oil and accumulated pan juices in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
11g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Calcium 16mg 1%

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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