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Oct 4, 2007 11:15 AM

A large baking dish full of roasted tomatoes

I just roasted a bunch of tomatoes. The thing is, I'm having a low energy day. So, my question is this: what easy recipe can I make that uses the tray of roasted tomatoes?

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  1. To me low energy day screams easy pasta dinner.

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    1. re: laurendlewis

      Boil some pasta, throw the roasted tomatoes over it, drizzle olive oil, herbs & I'm done? Sounds do-able, thanks.

      1. re: morebubbles

        Oh, yes, pasta. Toss in some ton basil, or some pitted kalamata olives. Find some crusty bread. Better yet, saute some pounded chicken breasts (too much? Buy the thin cut chicken), season with herbs of choice and layer in a casserole. Tomatoes on top, sprinkle liberally with some parm or mozz, and run under a broiler. It is lunch time yet?

        1. re: lrostron

          Yum, that got me hungry!! I do have parm. So layer pasta, chicken, herbs, tomato then cheese? Or did you mean just chicken no pasta?

          1. re: morebubbles

            Freeze em if you have too many to use right now.

            1. re: morebubbles

              If you are going to layer the chicken with the pasta, et al, I would at least sear them first. I have a dish I prepare with raw chicken thighs: Marinate quartered tomatoes with S&P, balsamic vinegar and chopped red onion. ( I think you could use your roasted tomatoes here. As many as you's supposed to be a tight fit.) The thighs are placed in a baking dish and the tomatoes, etc. are poked in around the chicken. Add a half cup chicken stock around the edges, bake at 375* for about one hour or till cooked through. This is an occasion for crusty bread...

              1. re: morebubbles

                Oh, no layer all that in, broil it (or bake at 375 if you have time, I prefer it this way) and serve with pasta on the side ... drizzle some olive oil over the pasta, plop the chicken and all that cheese and sauce on top, you're good to go. Always pasta! Remember, Sophia Loren said, "All that you see, I owe to pasta". My kind of woman.

                1. re: lrostron

                  OK - the layers are chicken, tomatoes & basil, maybe some Kalamatas, Parmagiano or mozzarella.
                  Great - this is my Saturday night dinner!! Molto grazie!!.

                  1. re: Gio

                    As you said, saute the chicken first ... I some times toss in some dry herbs and garlic and saute the chicken off in that. Chicken in the casserole dish, the roasted tomatoes, torn basil, olives if you have them (they add that nice counter point to the tomatoes) and Parmagiano and/or mozzarella on top. It's good stuff, my son's favorite! Enjoy!

        2. You also might want to save some out - I think they can last a week or so - for quick appetizers. My new favorite thing is to serve crackers or good bread, goat cheese, and roasted tomotoes.

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          1. re: jdeere

            Probably too late, but for future:
            Take the skins off and put them in the blender/food processor with a little chicken/veggie broth, garlic, salt and pepper. Put back in pot after blended and add a bit of cream (optional, but really good!) and lots of basil. Yummy Roasted Tomato Soup to serve with grilled cheese or just crusty bread!

            1. re: stacylyn

              Saute some onions and garlic, add tomatoes then puree and add a 1/4 cup cream for the best roasted tomatoe soup you will have have.

          2. It's never too late! I actually just let them cool, covered the pan in plastic wrap & put in the fridge. I will deal with them tonight &/or tomorrow. Great ideas everyone, thanks so much. The chicken dish, pasta dish, or simply on crackers/good bread with a nice cheese, all sound like great ideas. Also the roasted tomato soup - super good & easy, thanks!

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            1. re: morebubbles

              My new favorite thing this year has been a roasted tomato tart. And I admit it, I use the roll out pre-made pie dough, carmelize a bunch of onions for the bottom layer, some goat cheese "coins" and the tomatoes. Add some thyme or basil and bake.

              1. re: elayne5

                I do the same, with Puff Pastry as the bast. Some creme fraiche makes a nice layer as a base as well. You can add some diced pancetta to the onions to make it even heartier.