How to Dehydrate Cherry Tomatoes

Step by step instructions on how to dehydrate cherry tomatoes!

In my fun week of acting like a mad scientist in the kitchen (hello dried cantaloupe chips!), throwing vegetables and fruits in the food dehydrator asking the question “How will this taste dried” I had to try tomatoes.  With the amount of tomatoes we were harvesting and by the amount of sauces I already have made, I was dying to do something else with them.  How about dehydrated tomatoes to snack on?

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I had a good feeling the tomatoes would taste great but I had no idea how extra delicious they would be.  For about 9 hours they dried turning the house smelling like a tomato garden.    Drying should take about 9-10 hours, you can stop them when they get to the texture you like your tomatoes to be.

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Besides snacking on them, dried tomatoes make the perfect addition to pastas and adding to a tomato sauce.  I always think they give tomato sauce extra flavor and makes it taste heartier.  There’s no scientific evidence on this, it’s just what it tastes like to me.
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What else are they good in? Slow cooker recipes!  From meats to chili recipes, they taste extra good that way.How to Dehydrate Tomatoes_9

You could also cut little bread slices, put ricotta on them.  Then add some dried tomatoes.  And then drizzle a little olive oil on top.  That sounds like the perfect afternoon snack to me.
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If I have some roma tomatoes that are sitting with the cherry tomatoes, I’ll throw them in the food dehydrator too.  They taste just as good.
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Step by step instructions on how to dehydrate cherry tomatoes!

Enjoy! Have fun with your food dehydrator!

How to Dehydrate Cherry Tomatoes


  • Cherry Tomatoes


  1. Cut cherry tomatoes in half and spread on dehydrator tray.
  2. Set your dehydrator to 125 degrees.
  3. Dry for 9-10 hours.
  4. Store in mason jar or plastic bag.


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