Simple Homemade "Sun-Dried " Tomatoes
  • Firm tomatoes (I prefer to use paste-type tomatoes for this (like Romas), but really, any tomato will work)
  • Dried basil or oregano (optional)
  • Dehydrator
  1. Wash the tomatoes, cut off the tops, and slice them into roughly ¼" slices
  2. Place the tomato slices on your dehydrator trays, and sprinkle with dried oregano or basil (if desired).
  3. Dry the tomatoes at 140-150 degrees for 8-10, or until they are leathery, yet still pliable.
  4. Remove the '"sun-dried" tomatoes from the trays and store in an air-tight container. Store in the freezer or fridge to maximize shelf life.
  5. Depending on how much moisture you removed, your tomatoes should last quite a while--especially if you store them in the freezer or fridge.
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at