4.67 from 15 votes

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Ricotta Toast

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Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato & Ricotta Toast. So simple, delicious and easy to put together. Toast your sourdough, add the ricotta and roasted cherry tomatoes.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 4
Breakfast, mains, Snack

When I saw this viral trend on tikok, I knew I had to get involved. Something magical happens when you slow roast cherry tomatoes on a low heat. They get jucier, sweeter & softer with explosive flavour.

3 slices of sourdough bread with cream cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes topped with chives on a wooden background.

Why this recipe works

These slow roasted cherry tomatoes are the perfect contrast to cut through the rich and creamy ricotta. Avocado toast may need to step aside, as this ricotta toast recipe takes the lead for best brunch recipe. Here are some other toastie recipes for you to try; Cheese Toastie with Grilled Veg, Creamy Mushroom Toast and Pizza Toast


Ingredients to make the slow roasted tomato recipe with sourdough laid on a pale blue background and labelled.

Cherry tomatoes
The best tomatoes to roast, in my opinion. They’re sweeter, more flavourful and perfect for the aesthetic of this ricotta toast recipe. You could use baby plum tomatoes, as an alternative but my favorite tomatoes for this recipe has to be cherry tomatoes!

If you love cherry tomatoes try this: Panzanella Salad with Halloumi or the Healthy Tortellini Pasta Salad

This is a brunch recipe that we have on special occasions, so don’t skip out on the full fat ricotta. We want the full creaminess and flavour that you would otherwise miss if you bought reduced-fat. You could use cream cheese instead of ricotta, but keep in mind that cream cheese is much richer and thicker.

A fun switch from the obvious choice of basil. I love the way that fresh chives pair with many creamy dishes and it doesnt dissapoint with this ricotta toast recipe.

I know sourdough is pretty boujie so I wouldn’t usually post a recipe about it, but this is a one-off where I think it’s needed. The texture and flavour is perfect as a foundation to this ricotta toast. The crunch that you achieve when sourdough is toasted cannot be replicated using any other bread, so treat yourself and buy sourdough for this one guys.

Here are some other toastie recipes you should try; The Best Toast Ever: Halloumi and Avocado Sourdough Toast

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How to make this recipe

  1. Chop the cherry tomatoes in halves and add to a large baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for around 40 minutes (Image 1).
  2. After around 35 minutes, toast your sourdough and spread the ricotta onto the bread (Image 2).
Cherry tomato halves on a baking tray, with oil being poured over and a second photos with 2 slices of bread on a plate and cheese spread being added to toast.

3. Once the tomatoes are ready, top with the beautiful slow roasted tomatoes and drizzle with any oily juices from the tray over the toast (Image 3).

4. Garnish with some fresh chopped chives, flaky salt and an extra sprinkle of pepper (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with roasted tomatoes being added with a spoon and 2 hands to 2 slices toast topped with cream cheese, the second with the tomatoes topping the cream cheese toast slices.

Here are some other sandwich recipes to try after this one:  Easy Spicy Chicken SandwichBanh Mi Inspired Sandwiches and Creamy Mushroom Toast

Tips and Tricks for best results

  • Choose cherry tomatoes that are ripe, firm and evenly coloured, as ripe tomatoes will have a sweeter flavour and will intensify during the slow-roasting process.
  • Toss the cherry tomatoes with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.  Spread out evenly on the baking tray and the slow-roasting process will concentrate the flavors and enhance their sweetness.
  • Use a good-quality rustic bread cut into thick slices. I used sourdough but ciabatta or a thick sliced multigrain bread with some texture would work well too.
  • Feel free to add additional toppings to your taste. Some popular options include a drizzle of balsamic glaze, a sprinkle of black sliced olives and red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.

Here are some snacks for you to try : Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice, Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese and Crispy Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges


What is ricotta?

Ricotta is an italian cheese that is made from sheep, cow or goat milk.

What does ricotta cheese taste like?

Ricotta has a pretty neutral cheese flavour with a creamy, soft texture.

What is a substitute for ricotta cheese on toast?

Whipped feta would be a great substitute for this recipe.

Close up of a slice of 2 slices of toast with cream cheese and baked cherry tomatoes topped with chives.

If you tried this Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Ricotta Toast recipe, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato Ricotta Toast

4.67 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Breakfast, mains, Snack
Servings: 4
Slow Roasted Cherry Tomato & Ricotta Toast. So simple, delicious and easy to put together. Toast your sourdough, add the ricotta and roasted cherry tomatoes.


  • 500 g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half (£0.96)
  • 8 tbsp ricotta (£0.88)
  • 4 slices of sourdough bread (£1.15/4)=(£0.29)
  • Bunch of chives, finely chopped (£0.50)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Flakey salt optional
  • Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 160°C

  • Start by adding the sliced tomatoes onto the baking tray. Coat with extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Pop in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • When the tomatoes are almost finished in the oven, toast your sourdough and spread two dollops (tbsp) of ricotta onto the bread.
  • Next, top with the saucy slow roasted tomatoes, scooping up the oily juices from the tray and drizzling over the toast. Top with finely chopped chives, flakey salt (if you have any) and an extra sprinkle of pepper.


  • Choose ripe, firm, and evenly coloured cherry tomatoes for a sweeter flavour that intensifies during slow-roasting.
  • Toss the tomatoes with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper before spreading them evenly on a baking tray. Slow-roasting will concentrate the flavours and enhance their sweetness.
  • Use thick slices of good-quality rustic bread, such as sourdough, ciabatta, or multigrain, to complement the roasted tomatoes. Add toppings according to your preference, such as balsamic glaze, black sliced olives, or red pepper flakes for extra flavour.


Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 15g
Calories: 282kcal
Carbohydrates: 30g
Protein: 7g

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