This roundup of our best Roma tomato recipes is a great and delicious way to enjoy this prized and versatile tomato variety at home.
Roma tomatoes are zesty, meaty, and full of flavor!
The secret to their goodness?
It’s their low water content!
Less water than other tomatoes concentrates the tomatoes’ flavor, giving you the most out of every tomato.
When sliced up, they release less water than other varieties, making them excellent for salads.
When fire-roasted, baked, or sun-dried, they get even more intense.
Here is a list of 23 Roma tomato recipes you can try in your kitchen.
The easy Tomato Jam recipe is great as a unique ingredient in your cheese board.
You’ll love the colors of Mexican Black Bean Salad.
#23 of this list looks straight out of a famous movie.
First off on our list is this oven-roasted tomato recipe.
The tomatoes are cut up and seasoned with olive oil and herbs before roasting in the oven.
Low and slow cooking allows the tomatoes to get nicely caramelized and gives them a deep flavor.
You can serve these tomatoes on their own as appetizers.
If you love bacon, this recipe is for you!
Fresh tomatoes and the tangy cream cheese cuts across the rich and savory bacon strips.
You sprinkle in red pepper flakes to give the dish some heat.
Looking for a quick starter for your outdoor family lunch?
Try this bright Bruschetta!
Balsamic vinegar has an intense sweetness that pairs well with the slight tang of the tomatoes.
If you don’t have balsamic vinegar, you can make a substitute with common pantry ingredients.
If you’ve heard of Hasselback or accordion potatoes, you’ll enjoy this Hasselback Caprese.
It’s a salad all in one convenient package.
Slices of mozzarella cheese and basil are placed snugly between pockets of sliced tomato.
The basil pesto on top of this fresh Caprese is just so tasty.
Red pepper flakes sprinkled over the salad give it a nice kick.
Are tomatoes vegetables or fruits?
Whatever the answer (they’re fruits!), this tomato soup is so delicious!
The tomatoes are first slow-roasted before being blended with vegetable stock and garlic.
A little sprinkle of sugar before baking adds another level of sweetness to the tomatoes.
This vibrant soup is perfect with toast.
The flavor combination of garlic and parm is hard to beat.
Tomatoes are great pockets for the garlic and cheese filling.
Breadcrumbs on top give this dish a nice crunch, which has a nice contrast to the soft, juicy tomatoes.
You can try it with mozzarella for an even cheesier bite.
Want inspiration for your next meatless Monday dinner?
Check out this recipe!
This penne pasta dish is made with a rich aroma of tomato Pomodoro sauce.
You can make the sauce beforehand to cut back on the hassle.
We recommend making an extra batch so that you’re covered for another meal.
You’re sure to wow your dinner guests with this tomato pie.
This is not your everyday dish, but it is so yummy!
Basil has a lovely fragrance and a herby flavor that works well with tomatoes.
The tomato filling is nicely packaged between the flaky pie crust and the cheesy topping.
Looking for a simple and delicious recipe for a busy weeknight dinner?
This one-pan dish got you covered!
Chicken breasts are seared on a pan until they develop a nice crust.
The creamy tomato sauce is cooked in the same pan.
This will deglaze any bits of meat stuck to the pan, giving the sauce a delicious roasted chicken flavor.
Every inch of the chicken gets glazed with rich tomato sauce.
Chase the blues away with this blue cheese with tomato sauce recipe.
Blue cheese gets a bad rap, but aren’t we all a little misunderstood sometimes?
Its strong fragrance, sharp flavor, and subtle sweetness are so great with the freshness of tomatoes.
A simple preparation with tomatoes, beef, cheese, mozzarella, and some herbs on top of flatbread will get you craving blue cheese in no time.
11. Tomato Jam
Intensely sweet, sticky, and full of umami, this Tomato Jam might be your new secret ingredient.
Slow cooking gives the tomatoes time to reduce and concentrate their flavor.
The result is a tomato jam that you can spread on crackers or add in sauces for an easy flavor boost.
12. Spaghetti Sauce
This recipe is classic spaghetti made meatless!
Tomatoes take the spotlight in this simple recipe.
The tomatoes are cooked with garlic, thyme, oregano, and other herbs and spices.
A dash of sugar at the end brightens up the sauce.
You can make it your own by using your favorite herbs.
Try out this recipe if you’re in a pinch for a fresh and tangy side dish or a topping for just about anything.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll have tomatoes full of flavor from olive oil, onions, and garlic.
If you let the tomatoes marinate for at least an hour, you’ll love them even more.
This exciting recipe is perfect for date night.
The surprise ingredient in the rich and creamy tomato sauce is vodka.
Unlike other liquors, vodka has little to no odors or taste.
Why add it to tomato sauce?
The famous spirit seriously improves the sauce’s texture and gives it a fantastic color.
With this recipe, you’ll be ready to roll out your dough and make oven-baked pizza at home.
This recipe uses a simple mix of tomatoes, Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, and herbs for a well-balanced bite.
You can choose your toppings or let the kids have their pick.
This tomato flatbread is so flavorful!
Bocconcini are small, marble-sized balls of mozzarella cheese.
They have a mild, milky taste and a subtle sweetness that go well with the strong balsamic glaze used in this recipe.
They get beautifully melted and mixed with the roasted tomatoes when baked in an oven.
This Caprese lasagna is two delectable dishes in one.
You’ll get the freshness of a classic Caprese-style salad from the freshness of the tomatoes and the basil.
Mozzarella slices rolled up in a lasagna sheet get gooey when baked, which makes for a saucy dish.
Try this recipe if you’re looking for a Friday night finger food or a quick snack.
In 30 minutes, you’ll have a light snack that’s great for sharing.
The tomato and basil combo is topped off with a tangy helping of greek yogurt.
Mexican flavors take the spotlight in this hearty salad.
Most salads are good as side dishes, but you can serve this satisfying dish as a meal on its own.
Black beans make this dish so filling.
Their smooth texture goes well with the creamy avocados and fresh diced tomatoes.
A squeeze of lime juice brings all of the ingredients together.
This recipe makes a tasty and filling side dish!
The cabbage adds a nice crunch and freshness to the salad.
You can chop it fine or chunky, depending on the texture you like.
It is so delightful when seasoned with olive oil, lime, cilantro, and other Mexican flavors.
Feel free to add any leafy greens you like.
Remember the mouthwatering dish from the movie Ratatouille?
You can enjoy it home-cooked with this recipe.
In the movie, the dish is served at a fine dining restaurant, but it’s actually a French home-cooked favorite.
The best part about this dish?
It uses your pantry staples: eggplant, zucchini, onions, squash, and other vegetables.
The veggies are cut up and placed on a bed of tomato sauce before being cooked in an oven.
Serve the dish with these sides!
The bottom line
Roma tomatoes are the tomatoes of choice for thickening sauces and adding brightness to slow-cooked stews and fresh salads.
The recipes in this list offer a lot of versatility.
No matter how you like your tomatoes, you can be sure they’ll add magic to your home-cooked specialties!
- Roasted Roma Tomatoes
- Bacon-Wrapped Roma Tomatoes Filled With Cream Cheese
- Bruschetta With Tomato & Basil
- Caprese Style Hasselback Roma Tomatoes
- Slow-Roasted Roma Tomato Soup
- Garlic Parmesan Baked Tomatoes
- Penne Pomodoro
- Basil Tomato Pie
- Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
- Steak & Blue Cheese Mini Flatbreads With Roma Tomato
- Tomato Jam
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Marinated Tomatoes
- Fresh Homemade Salsa
- Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola
- Fresh Tomato Pizza
- Tomato Bocconcini Flatbread
- Caprese Lasagna Roll-ups
- Tomato Basil Nachos
- Roma Tomato Chickpea Pasta
- Mexican Black Bean & Corn Salad
- Cabbage Tomato Salad
- Homemade Ratatouille
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