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Fire roasted tomatoes being charred on the grill.

Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Fire Roasted Tomatoes are perfect for making homemade recipes like pasta, salsa, sauce, chili and soup. If you've ever wondered how to make your own fire roasted tomatoes on the grill, this recipe is for you!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword roasted tomatoes, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 102 kcal



  1. Wipe down your grates with olive oil before turning on. I use a cloth or a brush.
  2. Get your grill fired up.
  3. Let it get hot. I always preheat my grill just like my oven.
  4. Turn it down to a medium heat.
  5. Brush your clean tomatoes with some olive oil. If you don't want to do this step you can roast them without oil. I've done them both ways. Both are good.
  6. Place your tomatoes on the grill. I did this batch whole. No need to cut in half.
  7. Let them cook for about 5 to 9 minutes depending on the size and ripeness of your tomatoes.
  8. Once they develop char you want to use long handled tongs to flip these suckers over.
  9. Cook for another 5 to 9 minutes, depending on your tomatoes.
  10. Once they develop beautiful char on them take them off the grill and place them in a large bowl or casserole dish.
  11. Turn off your grill.
  12. Now cover the bowl or casserole dish with either tinfoil (my preference) or plastic wrap (I freaking hate plastic wrap with a passion) and allow the temperature of the tomatoes to come down. Covering them will help you remove the skins easily once they cool.
  13. Once the tomatoes cool you need to remove the blackened skins. It's easy and quick, trust me.
  14. Throw away the skins.
  15. You are now left with beautiful fire roasted tomatoes!
  16. Cut them up into chunky pieces, and make sure you keep the juices from the bowl and from the cutting process. Those juices are amazeballs in sauces.
  17. You can either get crack-a-lacking on some amazing sauce or you can transfer to a container to either refrigerate or freeze for use later. Make sure you pop in some juice, that's the good stuff so do not waste it.
  18. You can do anything with these fire roasted tomatoes. Make a pasta sauce, marinara, blush sauce, salsa, chili or soup.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 292mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.