Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes (slow roasted)

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These air fryer roasted tomatoes are like sweet heaven in one small bite! Fresh, super sweet and full of flavor, there are endless ways to use these tomatoes–from a healthy side dish, to pasta salads and even on delicious bruschetta! Roasting tomatoes in the air fryer is a great way to enjoy all types of summer tomatoes!

Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes on a baking sheet with fresh basil.

If you haven’t “slow” roasted tomatoes yet, you are in for a treat! I’m not talking about throwing the tomatoes in the air fryer for 10-15 minutes and eating mushy tomatoes….I am talking about slow roasted, super sweet tomatoes!

There are SO MANY amazing ways to enjoy these air fryer roasted cherry tomatoes! One of my favorite ways is this Roasted Tomato Bruschetta….the balsamic glaze and the sweet tomatoes take this bruschetta to a whole new level!

You can also try this perfect Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes–perfect for summer BBQs!!!

Yes, these can take upwards to 35 minutes to make in the air fryer…sometimes longer depending on your personal preference, But TRUST ME. DO NOT… I repeat DO NOT, settle for mushy tomatoes cooked for 15 minutes!!

Taking the time to slow roast tomatoes is so worth it….and it’s a lot quicker in the air fryer than in the oven!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Super quick in the air fryer vs. slow roasting in the oven…which takes HOURS!
  • Amazing flavor from any type of tomatoes!
  • Perfect for salads, pasta or a quick, healthy side dish.
  • Super easy recipe–hardly any fuss at all!

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need the following ingredients to make these delicious air fryer cherry tomatoes:

INGREDIENT NOTES

Tomatoes: I like using cherry tomatoes (grape tomatoes) for quick cooking, but ANY tomatoes are just fine! I recommend cutting larger tomatoes into cherry tomato sized pieces for quick cooking and easy eating!

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER ROASTED TOMATOES: STEP BY STEP

Here are some quick visual instructions. Remember that full instructions with exact ingredients will be in the recipe card below!

Step 1: Using a sharp knife, halve your cherry tomatoes.

A bunch of cherry tomatoes cut in half on a cutting board.

Step 2: Toss with olive oil, sea salt and sugar.

Cherry tomatoes in a glass bowl tossed with olive oil, sugar and salt.

Step 3: Air fry for 35-45 minutes until tomatoes reach desired doneness.

Cherry tomatoes roasted in an air fryer.

RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

  • For easy clean up, line your air fryer with a piece or parchment paper made for the air fryer!
  • If you are using larger tomatoes, cut them into smaller pieces for quicker cooking.
  • Adding a small amount of sugar to the tomatoes doesn’t make then SWEET (the roasting does that!), it just helps bring out the natural sweetness.

STORAGE & REHEATING

  • Storage: Store roasted tomatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze tomatoes in a freezer bag, tightly sealed for 4-5 months.

ADDITIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Here are some substitutions and swaps you can use for this recipe:

Tomatoes: Any fresh tomatoes will work for this air fryer tomatoes recipe: Roma tomatoes, (plum tomatoes), campari tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes and even heirloom tomatoes all work great! I just suggest cutting them into small cherry tomato-sized pieces for quick cooking.

If you like green tomatoes, feel free to use those, too and make air fryer fried green tomatoes! Yum!

Oil: You can swap avocado oil, grapeseed oil or even plain canola oil for the olive oil in this recipe–just use whatever you have on hand. You can also use a few sprays for cooking spray, as well!

Here are a few delicious additions if you want to spice up your tomatoes:

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • Red pepper flakes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you use these air fryer roasted cherry tomatoes?

There are SO many amazing ways to use these roast tomatoes!
* Add to pasta and pasta salads
* Topping for grilled fish or chicken
* Topping for bruschetta
* An easy, healthy side dish
* Use them on sandwiches
* Pizza topping
* Add them to quiche or egg dishes

Need more inspiration? Check out my 21 Amazing Recipes with Roasted Tomatoes!

What tomatoes are best to roast in the air fryer?

Any fresh tomatoes will work for this air fryer tomatoes recipe: Roma tomatoes, (plum tomatoes), campari tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes and even heirloom tomatoes all work great! I just suggest cutting them into small cherry tomato-sized piece for quick cooking.

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Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes

These air fryer roasted tomatoes are like sweet heaven in one small bite! Fresh, super sweet and full of flavor, there are endless ways to use these tomatoes–from a healthy side dish, to pasta salads and even on delicious bruschetta! Roasting tomatoes in the air fryer is a great way to enjoy all types of summer tomatoes!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 38 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer I used the Corsori 5 Quart Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups), halved See Note 1
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Toss cherry tomatoes with salt, sugar and olive oil.
  • Place tomato halves in a single layer, in the bottom of the air fryer basket (or tray). It's OK if some of them overlap, just try to get as close to an even layer as you can.
  • Air fry tomatoes at 300°F for 35-45 minutes. Cook time will be dependent on your air fryer and personal preference. There should be some charred color and your tomatoes should not be too mushy. They also should NOT be dehaydrated tomatoes or completely dry! A good rule of thumb is to check tomatoes at the 35 minute mark. Then continue to air fry (if needed) in 5 minites increments until they reach your desrired doneness. This COULD take up to an hour depending on your air fryer–be patient, I promise it's worth it! ((In my 5 quart air fryer, these tomatoes took 40 minutes))
  • Allow tomatoes to cool for about 5 minutes then enjoy in your favorite pasta salad, on bruchetta or as a perfect side dish!

Notes

Note 1: I like using cherry tomatoes (grape tomatoes) for quick cooking, but ANY tomatoes are just fine! I recommend cutting larger tomatoes into cherry tomato-sized pieces for quick cooking and easy eating! 
 
Nutritional information is only an estimate. Info is based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 2.5gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 121mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2.9gCalcium: 9mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My pasta was missing something so I checked out this recipe again. Marvelous! I’m so glad I did. So easy and added the best flavor!

  2. 5 stars
    These air fryer tomatoes were such an amazing addition to our dinner table! Can’t wait to make this more, now that summer is coming!

  3. 5 stars
    What a great idea – doing these in the air fryer! A much cheaper alternative to buying sun-dried tomatoes. Thanks for this great idea!

  4. 5 stars
    I love roasted tomatoes, and I’m so glad to have found a recipe to make them in the air fryer! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!