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How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes - with a Dehydrator
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How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes - with a Dehydrator - Recipe Steps

Make your own "sun dried" tomatoes at home with a dehydrator and enjoy them any time of year in so many recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dehydrator, tomatoes
Servings: 10
Calories: 55kcal


  • 2-3 pounds fresh tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves - 10-12 should do
  • 2 cups olive oil - as needed


  • Clean and dry the tomatoes. Slice them into fairly thin slices, about a quarter inch thick or less.
  • Lay out your tomatoes on dehydrator racks. Do not overlap.
  • Sprinkle the tomatoes with a bit of salt, pepper, dried basil and/or dried oregano. Cover, and turn on the dehydrator at 140 degrees.
  • Dry for 6-8 hours, but check them after 6 hours to ensure they do not over dry. You want them to be slightly pliable. Flip them once about half way through the process.
  • Remove the tomatoes and layer them in a jar with fresh basil leaves, rosemary sprigs, and a bit more salt, pepper, dried basil and dried oregano.
  • Cover them in oil and store in the refrigerator in tightly capped jars. Should last 4 days.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg