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!
Oven Roasted Tomatillos
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 over 20 plants. Such is life of a excited gardener.
These Oven Roasted Tomatillos are so easy (made just like my whole baked green tomatoes) 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!
How to Cook Tomatillos
These Oven Roasted Tomatillos are so easy to make. Let me show you how to cook tomatillo!
In a 9×13 baking dish or pan, pour olive oil on top of the tomatillos, sprinkle a little salt and mix to coat.
Bake in the oven, stirring them halfway.
At the full time, around 60-70 minutes, tomatillos will start to brown and look like they’ve popped. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving, placing in the refrigerator or freezing.
How to Serve Baked Tomatillos
Once you remove them from the oven, the cooking possibilities are endless.
- Chop them up and serve over steamed rice.
- Chop them up and add in to salsas, stews, or add on top of tacos and sandwiches.
- Add to any soup stock to give it more flavor.
- Puree them, along with chicken broth. Add to a skillet on the stovetop to simmer and thicken up, along with shredded chicken or pork and then add on top of tortillas for tomatillo burritos!
How to Freeze Tomatillos
I just froze 10 full bags of these Oven Roasted Tomatillos to use throughout the Winter!
Allow the tomatillos to cool and then place in freezer bags. Freeze, using them within 6 months. When ready to use, defrost and then heat up and use how you’d like.
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- Tomatillos husks removed
- Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Arrange tomatillos in a 9×13 baking dish or 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 and browned on top.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for a few days. Alternatively, you can place these in freezer bags and freeze them.