Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee
Episode: Tapas and Tinis
Total:
3 hr 45 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
15 buttons
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice the ends off each tomato, cut them in half lengthwise and carefully remove the seeds. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, toss with the balsamic vinaigrette, and season with salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes cut side up on the baking sheet and roast for 3 hours. Transfer the tomatoes to a plate to cool. (Tomatoes can be made ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator for 2 days.)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Put the artichoke bottoms into a bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse the artichokes with cold water and pat them dry. Trim the bottoms so that they will sit flat and arrange on the baking sheet. Top each artichoke with half a roasted tomato, a mozzarella ball, and a teaspoon of pesto. Put them into the oven and roast for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

Oil packed sun-dried tomatoes may be used in lieu of oven-drying your own. Larger types of fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-size pieces, can be used in place of Ciliegini, or cherry tomato size mozzarella balls.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fusilli with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Michael's Best Button Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Tomato and Radish Salad

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Green Pepper and Tomato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Pollo Ciudad with Pickled Tomato Salsa

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking