EASY, OVEN ROASTED Tomatillos Recipe! Shows you how to cook tomatillo! This tomatillo sauce is DELICIOUS and can be used as a soup stock, chicken tacos salsa, served over rice and so much more! This recipe is canning and freezing friendly, perfect for preserving a overabundance of garden tomatillo plants!
This year our tomatillo plants did a great job in producing tomatillos! We started growing tomatillos a few years ago on the roof and they were so successful, and easy to grow, we made them a permanent plant in the garden. Of course, when we first started growing tomatillos I think we had 6 plants, but as is garden life, now we’re up to 20 something plants.
In all honesty, it might be too many tomatillo plants for the average person but if you love salsa verde and tomatillos as much as me it’s just the right amount! One reason why I love growing a overabundance of tomatillos is becase I get to make Oven Roasted Tomatillos!
These Oven Roasted Tomatillos are so easy to make and are perfect for the answer to the question “I have too many tomatillos, what can I make?”. Not only can you serve them immediately for dinner (recipe ideas below!), but they freeze and can amazingly well!
I just froze 10 full bags of these Oven Roasted Tomatillos so I make make Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos in the Winter! Who doesn’t love garden goodies on a cold Winter day?
How to Cook Tomatillos
These Oven Roasted Tomatillos are so easy to make. Let me show you how to cook tomatillo! Coat them in olive oil, sprinkle a little salt and then throw them in your oven for 60-70 minutes.
Here’s a before..
And here’s a delicious after!
Once you remove them from the oven, the cooking possibilities are endless. We love serving them over white rice for a easy weeknight meal. You could also use this as a salsa on tacos or sandwiches. It also makes a great soup stock!
My ultimate favorite way to use these is to throw them in the food processor with 1/2 cup chicken broth. Then add the mixture to a pan, add cooked shredded chicken breast and cook for a few minutes, and then put the tomatillo chicken on burritos. Delicious tacos are served!
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- Tomatillos - husks removed
- Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Arrange tomatillos on pan. Drizzle olive oil on top of tomatillos and stir so they're coated with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes, stirring half way through. Cook until tomatillos look like they've popped.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days. Alternatively, you can place these in freezer bags and freeze them.