Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes with Ricotta and Mint

These roasted tomatoes with ricotta is absolutely perfect when served as an appetizer. Jump to the Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes Recipe with Ricotta and Mint or read on to see our tips for making it.

Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes with Ricotta and Mint

You have to serve this one family style right out of the baking dish – no fuss. If you’ve looked around the site much, you’ll notice roasting is a big thing for us! We love roasting portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli and even strawberries!

How to Make the Perfect Family-Style Appetizer

This is the kind of recipe we LOVE — easy, fast and perfect to serve to friends or family. Start with a big oven-safe dish — assume this will be the same dish you’ll actually serve the tomatoes in, so if you have a pretty one, use it.

Perfectly Baked Tomatoes with Ricotta and Mint

Add a handful of olives as well as some salt and red pepper flakes to some cherry tomatoes. Drizzle in some olive oil. Then slide it into a hot oven and roast until the juices start to come out of the tomatoes and the skins begin to split.

Adding to the baking dish

Serve warm with bread. Easy!

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Recipe updated, originally posted June 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes with Ricotta and Mint

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This simple dish is perfect for entertaining. Tomatoes are lightly roasted until they become sweet and juicy then topped with creamy ricotta cheese, lemon zest and fresh mint. Serve this family style with lots of bread for sopping up the juices.

Makes approximately 4 servings

You Will Need

4 cups cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup halved and pitted assorted olives

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

Zest of half a lemon

15 to 20 mint leaves, chopped

Baguette, warmed and sliced for serving


    Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut tomatoes in half or in quarters so all the tomatoes are similar in size. Add to a 2-quart baking dish along with the olives, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and salt.

    Bake until the skin of the tomatoes begins to split and juices come out, about 20 minutes.

    Top warm tomatoes with ricotta cheese, lemon zest and mint. Serve family style with bread.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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12 comments… Leave a Comment
  • mary rose April 26, 2018, 2:37 pm

    Do you toast the bread?

    • Joanne April 26, 2018, 4:51 pm

      Warm or toasted bread is best.

  • Linda Stewart February 16, 2017, 11:39 am

    Your recipes are wonderfully creative. I made this using homemade ricotta – excellent.

  • KW August 13, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Can I use goat cheese instead of ricotta? I have lot of goat cheese and tomatoes sitting around.

    • Joanne August 14, 2014, 12:39 pm

      Yes! Goat cheese would be awesome.

  • Connie February 1, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Would you please provide nutritional information for these wonderful recipes?

    • Joanne February 2, 2014, 12:56 pm

      Hi Connie, At the moment we do not provide nutrition facts for our recipes. It is something we are considering, though. For now, a great resource is

      It allows you to copy the ingredient list of our recipe and paste it into the form. Then it outputs nutritional facts. Hope that helps.

  • Marvellous M July 8, 2012, 11:25 am

    Hi Joanne,
    Could you tell me where can I get the dish that you used in your photo? It’s beautiful and I would like to get one too! Thanks.

    • Joanne July 9, 2012, 6:11 pm

      Hi there, That dish was purchased at our local Ross — it was on the clearance shelf. I’m not sure we could find it again, we were just lucky that day.

  • Joan Nova June 26, 2012, 5:40 pm

    I frequently roast tomatoes for one application or another and I always have a container of ricotta in the refrigerator, but I’ve never put it together like this. So appealing!

  • meatballs & milkshakes June 25, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Yum! I love tomatoes in all forms and these roasted ones look amazing! I’m starting to enjoy ricotta more than I used to, so I might have to give it a try!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks June 22, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Favorite. Dish. EVAR.


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