Easy to make slow cooker cherry tomatoes bursting with sweet juicy flavor. Throw the cherry tomatoes in a crockpot for 5 hours and they’re ready. These are perfect to serve as a healthy side dish, or on to make tomato sauce with. If you have lots, you can preserve by canning or freezing them!
If you haven’t noticed from my past few recipes, I’m kinda obsessed with my slow cooker right now. With a new baby and a garden in full harvest our slow cooker has been saving us (and my sanity!).
August and September is always tomato season and we’re left with baskets filled with beautiful tomatoes, ranging from cherry (to make roasted cherry tomato sauce), beef (to make tomato pie )and roma (to make tomato soup and roma tomato sauce) varieties. I wanted to try something new with them so I threw them in the slow cooker and this recipe was created!
You’re going to love how sweet and juicy these slow cooker tomatoes are!
This is a very fresh recipe, so you can almost find all these ingredients in your garden or at the farmers market.
- cherry tomatoes
- olive oil
How to Make in the Slow Cooker
Now the taste is amazing, but you’re also going to love how EASY this recipe is to make.
Remove stems from the tomatoes and wash them.
Add all the ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on LOW for 5 hours. During these 5 hours they’re going to cook and release their sweet juices. Your kitchen is going to smell amazing!
Now they’re ready to serve. No I’m serious, that’s it. That was so easy wasn’t it?
How can I serve these Crockpot Cherry Tomatoes?
These cherry tomatoes are so versatile that you have a few serving options.
Side dish. These make a healthy side dish to serve alongside a meat, like chicken, pork chops or even steak. I often make these for large group dinners (like Thanksgiving) and double the recipe. I can even make them the night before and just heat them up before serving.
Tomato Sauce. These cherry tomatoes make such a delicious sauce! They almost taste roasted due to the slow cooker, so they’re very sweet! After cooking, add them to the food processor and pulse until smooth. Or you can use a immersion blender straight in your slow cooker and turn them into a sauce. After that, serve over pasta.
Over Pasta. Keep the cherry tomatoes whole, but mash them up just a little bit with a spoon, so they aren’t completely pureed. Now serve over some thick egg noodle pasta, like pappardelle or wide fettuccine. Sprinkle parmesan on top. So simple and so delicious!
Preserving. You can easily double, triple or even more this recipe and preserve these. Both freezing and canning works. I like freezing these and then turning them into a homemade sauce during the Winter months.
I hope you like these Slow Cooker Cherry Tomatoes!
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- 5 cups cherry tomatoes stems removed
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients into your slow cooker. Stir so the olive oil and salt completely coat the tomatoes.
- Cook on LOW for 5 hours, or until the tomatoes are soft.
- Serve immediately as a side dish, puree for a tomato sauce or freeze to use later on.