Roasted Tomatoes


  • 12 plum tomatoes, halved
  • 8 slices of pancetta or 4 slices of bacon, optional
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • penne pasta or other type
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cut the bacon with a pair of kitchen scissors (its easier than cutting raw bacon!) and toss it with the garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and onions in a casserole dish or glass dish.  Preheat the oven and bake them until the tomatoes shrivel up a bit, the onions and garlic cooks down and the bacon is done (around an hour).  It smells fantastic! eat it as is, or mash it up and put it over penne or some larger slotted or fluted pasta so it holds everything nicely.

We absolutely loved it! so fragrant and fresh!