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Pan Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Author: ThoughtfulCooking.com


  • 2 pints of grape or cherry tomatoes
  • chopped shallots or garlic if desired
  • chopped banana peppers or peperoncino if desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • Rinse tomatoes and then slice in half, stem to stem, and place in a medium sized bowl
  • Add chopped shallots or onion if desired
  • Add chopped or pressed garlic if desired
  • Add chopped banana peppers if desired
  • Add enough olive oil to liberally coat all of the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat skillet on stove over medium heat and add tomato mixture
  • Stir every 5-10 minutes until the sauteed cherry tomatoes reach the desired consistency, about 30-45 minutes in my house
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and stir
  • Serve warm on top of main dish, or on side as a hot salad