How to Dehydrate Roma Tomato Wedges *Updated 2021

How to Dehydrate Roma Tomato Wedges *Updated 2021

Dehydrate Roma Tomato

I received a small bag of Roma tomatoes this week from Harvest Share. There were 18 tomatoes in the bag. I would have set aside a few but my tomato plant finally decided to produce tomatoes. I’m in tomato heaven right now. My tomato plants are beefsteak and early girl. They are more of a salad tomato. The ones I’m dehydrating are Roma tomatoes. Roma’s are best for sauces and paste. These are perfect for making a large pot of spaghetti. Roma Tomato wedges if dehydrated right will have a lot of flavors.

 

 

Let’s start dehydrating

Bunch of tomatoes

Tomatoes cleaned and ready for dehydrating. Yup! I know these are not Roma Tomatoes. I used all the Roma’s and realized I needed a picture of tomatoes. These are a few off of my plant in the garden.

Roma tomato cut into 8 wedges

Cut the Roma tomatoes into 8 – 16 wedges. They need to be between 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick. These are Roma tomatoes from this picture down.

Wedges loaded

Loaded skin side down to keep the juice in the wedge. If placing the wedge skin side up you will lose the juice and they won’t be as favorable. I used parchment paper to keep the trays from being stained by the tomatoes, plus it is easier to clean up.

dehydrator-top

Dehydrate at 130 degrees for 20 – 24 hours. I use a NESCO Snack Master Food Dehydrator.

Dried tomatoes

Wedges are dry when they are pliable and all the moisture has gone.

Dried roma tomato in a jar

Dried tomatoes in a pint mason jar.

Vacuum seal the mason jar

food-saver

I use a FoodSaver vacuum sealer with the Food Saver vacuum lids accessory.

Dried stored roma tomato

Uses for dried Roma Tomatoes

Once they are dry I use them to make future dinners. I like pasta, chili, tomato soup, salsa, tomato herb bread, biscuits, and meatloaf. Some of my favorite comfort foods.

There are many uses for tomatoes you can even turn it into a powder but that’s another time.

 

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Dried stored tomatoes

How to Dehydrate Roma Tomato Wedges

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Dehydrating Roma tomato wedges for use in future meals. Can be used in pasta sauces and made into powder.
Prep Time 1 hr
Dehydrate 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr
Course Food Storage
Cuisine Dehydrate

Ingredients
  

  • 18 Roma Tomatoes makes 1 pint of dried tomato wedges

Instructions
 

  • Wash tomatoes
  • Cut the Roma tomatoes into 8 - 16 wedges. They need to be between 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
  • Loaded skin side down to keep the juice in the wedge.
  • Dehydrate at 130 degrees for 20 - 24 hours.
  • Wedges are dry when they are pliable and all the moisture has gone.
  • Vacuum seal the mason jar. Clean and label the jar.

Notes

If placing the wedge skin side up you will lose the juice and they won't be as favorable. I used parchment paper to keep the trays from being stained by the tomatoes.
Keyword Roma Tomatoes, Tomato Wedges

 

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***Updated 9/2021

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