These roasted tomatoes with ricotta are perfect when served as an appetizer (or even dinner with toast). As they roast in the oven, the tomatoes release their juices, which taste incredible with creamy ricotta cheese. Jump to the Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta Recipe
How to Make the Perfect Family-Style Appetizer
You have to serve this one family style right out of the baking dish – no fuss.
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 serve the tomatoes in, so if you have a pretty one, use it.
Add a handful of olives and 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.
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
Roasted Tomatoes with Ricotta and Mint
These roasted tomatoes with ricotta are perfect when served as an appetizer (or even dinner with toast). As they roast in the oven, the tomatoes release their juices, which taste incredible with creamy ricotta cheese. Serve this family style with lots of bread for sopping up the juices.
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
1Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut tomatoes in half or 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.
2Bake until the skin of the tomatoes begins to split, and juices come out, about 20 minutes.
3Top the warm tomatoes with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, and mint. Serve family style with bread.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We did not include bread.
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Do you toast the bread?
Warm or toasted bread is best.
Your recipes are wonderfully creative. I made this using homemade ricotta – excellent.
Can I use goat cheese instead of ricotta? I have lot of goat cheese and tomatoes sitting around.
Yes! Goat cheese would be awesome.
Would you please provide nutritional information for these wonderful recipes?
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 CalorieCount.com
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Favorite. Dish. EVAR.