28 Roma Tomato Recipes For Busy People

If you have lots of Roma tomatoes left and don’t know what to do with them, keep reading below to discover 28 tasty and easy recipes that will make good use of them!

1. Roma Tomato Sauce

If you have too many Roma tomatoes and want to use them up, the easiest thing you can do is make a tomato sauce.

You don’t even have to peel and blanch the tomatoes to make a sauce, so it’s perhaps the easiest thing you can make to not let them go to waste.

2. Tomato Paste

A tomato paste is just as easy to make and with only 4 ingredients. To make the paste, the tomatoes will need some simmering at first, then some blending.

Finally, you will have to make the blended tomatoes to reduce the water and turn it into a paste.

3. Pico De Gallo

A classic Pico de Gallo can easily be made with Roma tomatoes. This is an easy recipe to make as you will only need to chop the ingredients and season them with some salt.

Some lime juice is also required, and so is stirring the salsa and serving it at room temperature or a bit colder to enjoy its freshness.

4. Guacamole

Guacamole is a must-have and must-make dip for a Mexican dinner night, and Roma tomatoes can be used to make the best one.

Easy to make, this recipe calls for a couple of avocados, minced shallots, garlic, lime, salt and pepper, and, of course, tomatoes.

You can also add some chopped cilantro, but if you don’t like the taste of it at all, you can always skip it.

5. Ketchup

Homemade ketchup is much healthier than store-bought ones that have an endless list of ingredients where most of which are artificial additives and flavorings.

This ketchup recipe uses only light brown sugar, tomatoes, and lots of spices to offer you a taste like no other!

6. Marinated Tomatoes

Marinated tomatoes are the perfect summer snack. It is a light dish that can be enjoyed on its own or even served as a side or as an appetizer for everyone to share.

The tomatoes are marinated with oil, balsamic and red wine vinegar, and lemon juice, and are served with fresh basil on top for some extra freshness.

7. Creamy Tomato And Basil Chicken

If you are looking to make a high-protein dish with Roma tomatoes, then you want to make a chicken recipe like this creamy tomato and basil chicken.

This is an easy, one-pan recipe made with 8 or 9 ingredients that will have you drooling before you even try it!

8. Caprese Chicken

The famous Caprese Chicken – as well as any other Caprese dish – can be made with Roma tomatoes.

In this recipe, grilled chicken breasts are topped with fresh mozzarella and tomato slices and then drizzled with balsamic reduction for some vinegary essence and a more balanced result.

9. Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is another great option for a high-protein chicken meal in which you can make good use of your Roma tomatoes.

With a spicy tomato marinade, your chicken thighs will absorb all the juiciness of your tomatoes and taste like heaven!

10. Roasted Tomatoes

3 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time are all you need for a wholesome roasted tomato dish!

You simply have to cut the tomatoes side-up and place them on a tray. Then add some garlic pieces on top and then drizzle some olive oil.

Salt and pepper the tomatoes and bake them for 25 minutes, then cool them before you can enjoy them as they are or with some pita bread.

11. Zucchini Chips With Tomato Sauce

Baked zucchini chips need a dipping sauce, and nothing goes better than Roma tomato sauce.

This tomato sauce recipe follows the preparation of the roasted tomatoes we had above before mashing them to turn them into a sauce.

So, if you want an alternative tomato sauce recipe that the one we have in no.1 of this list, save this one!

12. Sun-dried And Roma Tomato Bruschetta

A vegan recipe that can be enjoyed as a snack or light dinner, these tomato bruschettas are made both with fresh chopped Roma tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes.

Drizzles with oil and vinegar, they are a perfect food that’s easy and quick to make.

13. Roasted Tomato And Asparagus Quiche

Did you know that asparagus goes great with tomatoes? If you did, wait until you try this combo in a quiche.

Hugged by a warm pastry dough, this quiche is packed with flavors and lots of cheese, which is another ingredient that makes these veggies taste even better!

14. Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is another famous dish that you can make using pasta and Roma tomatoes.

This recipe calls for halved cherry tomatoes but chopped Roma tomatoes will taste just as great.

This seafood pasta dish can be ready in 20 minutes, so make sure to save it for a last-minute meal option.

15. Goat Cheese Toasts

goat cheese spread on toasted bread and topped with Roma tomatoes and a lemon garlic dressing is a snack you didn’t know you needed.

While the recipe includes wheat toast, trying rye bread or a multi-seed one will make these toasts bolder in flavor and tastier.

16. Greek Salad

We all know how perfect, nutritionally rich, and tasty Greek salad is, so if you have some Roma tomatoes you want to use, mix them in a bowl with some cucumber, onion, green peppers, olives, and feta cheese.

Don’t forget about the olive oil and oregano!

17. Creamy Tomato Salad

If you want a creamier salad that you can spread on some bread too, you can make this creamy tomato salad with sour cream.

Sweet, sour, and vegetarian, it is the perfect lunch meal when you are not extremely hungry but still want something nourishing.

18. Tomato And Avocado Salad

Avocados and tomatoes don’t only go great in guac but also in salads like this one, along with cucumbers, corn, jalapenos, and cilantro.

What makes this salad special is the easy, homemade dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice, and cumin.

19. Mediterranean White Bean Salad

Beans are great for soups but also salads, and this white bean salad is the perfect way to prove this.

Made with white beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and the necessary herbs and accompaniments (feta cheese being one of them) this is a salad high in protein, fiber, and taste.

20. Layered Chopped Salad

Unlike Rachel’s trifle in Friends, this layered salad does taste good! With layers of veggies, bacon, and cheese, this is a salad that has a rich flavor profile and 20 ingredients.

However, it is so easy to make that you will be amazed by how all these ingredients can be added to your bowl in no time!

21. Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salads are very trendy in the vegan world, but this black bean quinoa salad with Roma tomatoes will have even the most fanatic carnivores skipping their daily meat for the day.

Ready in 30 minutes, it is a great make-ahead salad that you can pack and take with you at work for days in a row.

22. Veggie Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are a complete meal when made the right way, and this one has everything you need to be regarded as one.

With a homemade dressing, it is the perfect summer meal when the weather’s too warm for any hot dishes.

23. Neapolitan Pizza

For a Neapolitan pizza like this one, you will need the perfect tomato sauce and you can make one with Roma tomatoes.

Even though tradition calls for San Marzano tomatoes, Roma tomatoes are famous as the ‘sauce tomatoes,’ so you really can’t go wrong with that.

24. One-Pan Pasta Primavera

Pasta cooked with squash, broccoli, and bell pepper slices and then tossed in a salad with Roma tomatoes, green onions, basil, and an olive oil dressing.

Easy and ready in 15 minutes, this pasta salad is made using only one pan and love!

25. Tomato Soup

This soup recipe is made with roasted Roma tomatoes that are then cooked in chicken broth and spices.

Tomatoey, brothy, and the comfort food you need on a cold day, it is packed with vitamins and only 140 calories per serving.

26. Basil Tomato Pie

With a herby flavor and lots of tomatoes, this Italian-inspired basil tomato pie is easy to make and so rewarding when you try it.

While it’s not a 10-minute recipe, if you buy a ready-made crust, you could have it ready much quicker!

27. Crustless Basque Quiche

A classic quiche with no crust and lots of tomatoes is so much easier to make. While not suitable for vegetarians, it is perfect for people who can take their ham in quiche.

28. Baked Ziti

With Johnsonville sausages, pasta, garlic bread and lots of cheese, the Roma tomatoes are the perfect, juicy veg to add some extra color and flavor to a baked ziti.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Roma Tomatoes Good For?

Roma tomatoes are known for their use in tomato sauces.

Their rich, juicy flesh makes them perfect for that, but they can also be used in all kinds of dishes, from salads and soups to stews and quiche.


We know you have already saved the recipes you want to make first, so head straight to your kitchen and start cooking your Roma tomato sauces and meals!

28 Roma Tomato Recipes For Busy People

28 Roma Tomato Recipes For Busy People

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Busy people with lots of leftover Roma tomatoes can sigh with relief as we have 28 amazing recipes that make use of Roma tomatoes in delicious meals!

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