Parmesan Oven Baked Tomatoes are one of our favorite summer side dishes! Ripe juicy garden tomatoes topped with a delicious garlicky parmesan crust and baked just until hot. These are great served alongside a steak!
Parmesan Oven Baked Tomatoes are a delicious side dish for your next meal. Not only do they taste amazing, this recipe is super easy to make, I know you’ll love making them as much as you will love eating them!
Tomatoes are one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables (or fruit I guess, but I always think of them as a veggie). I love to use them in my recipes as much as I can. We often think of tomatoes as an addition to a side dish, like adding tomatoes to a salad, that we overlook them as a true side dish all on their own. They are perfect as broiled tomatoes, or served cold in a tomato and cucumber salad, or in this delicious cooked side dish!
The tomato is definitely the star for this side dish, so much so it may even outshine your main course! I love to serve this with steak, however it would be wonderful with chicken as well. This recipe is so incredibly easy to make! Simply cut the tomatoes in half, combine the rest of the ingredients, top the tomato and bake. So quick and easy and if you line your baking sheet with parchment or foil, the cleanup is minimal as well!
I always use freshly prepared bread crumbs in this recipe, they are easy to make. I place a slice of bread (or a hamburger bun or whatever breads you happen to have on the counter) in the magic bullet for a about 2-3 seconds to get perfect fluffy bread crumbs. While it’s blending, I pick up the magic bullet and give it a shake to make sure all of the big pieces get crumbled. This also works on pulse on a blender or food processor.
You can use dry bread crumbs (or Panko) but the topping will be much flatter and a bit crunchier. Parmesan, garlic and herbs of your choice (I love dill, parsley and/or oregano) bring together flavors that complement the tomato and are usually ingredients we have in our pantry or garden. So convenient, tasty and effortless!
You can use your favorite variety of tomato for this recipe. Roma tomatoes or even cherry tomatoes will work, however if you choose cherry tomatoes reduce your bake time or even just place under the broiler for 5 minutes. In whichever case, you do not want to over bake any oven roasted tomatoes as they will become mushy. If you are grilling these tomatoes are the perfect side dish to accompany a steak dinner and leftovers heat perfectly for lunch!
Sometimes it’s hard to think of new and exciting meal ideas (or sides) for your family, believe me I know! If you are stumped as to what to serve with your main course tonight, you’ll love these Parmesan Oven Roasted Tomatoes!
Parmesan Oven Baked Tomatoes
- 3 large ripe tomatoes halved
- 1 slice bread or ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of fresh herbs (parsley, basil and oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil & dill)
- salt & black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Using a blender, food processor or Magic Bullet, process the bread into fresh breadcrumbs. (This took about 1 second in my Magic Bullet).
- In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Toss until well mixed.
- Place sliced tomatoes in a shallow baking dish, season with salt & pepper. Top with breadcrumb mixture.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned. Be sure not to over bake so the tomatoes don’t become mushy.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Good Afternoon, I just wanted to thank you for the Parmeasan Oven Baked Tomatoes. I used your recipe as my base – I had leftover, wrinkly cherry tomatoes that needed to be used. I used your suggested ingredients plus onion powder and Pecorino along with the Parm. I ground the bread crumbs and then added the cheeses and ground them together, then mixed the salt, pepper, dried Basil together. I mixed all together, baked in a small baking dish topped with additional crumb mixture. At the end, I briefly broiled the dish and then topped it with fresh basil to serve. It was the perfect side dish for fresh salmon for the 2 of us. It was delicious. Thank you again.
You’re welcome Barbara! Sounds amazing!
Holly: I found your tomato recipes online including how to oven roast tomatoes. Our garden has an over abundance of tomatoes this year so I look forward to trying your recipes. Thank you for sharing them.
Enjoy Mrs. Johnson!
Any recommendations for the left over bread crumb mixture?
They can freeze for another batch. You can also sprinkle them over casseroles or dips (like jalapeno popper dip) or even over roasted vegetables.
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Very helpful ☺️
What can I subitute the breadcrumbs, please make it keto friendly.
You can use more parmesan if you wish to omit the breadcrumbs.
Use keto bread
I hate tomatoes and this is so great!!!!
This is delicious.
I am on a sodium restricted diet so this didn’t work for me as written. I substituted low sodium Emmental cheese for the parmesan and instead of salt and pepper, I used Epicure Red Garlic Sansel on top of the tomatoes. It turned out extremely well and will definitely be a keeper recipe.
That sounds like a great substitution, and we’re so glad you were able to make the recipe work for you!
My husband will just love this Holly! We just counted all our green tomatoes growing out back and expect to have about 40-50 here pretty soon, so I will be making this for sure!
Aw, thank you Karen!! There is truly nothing quite like garden tomatoes!!
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I am hosting our next Book Club meeting and will definitely be using some of these wonderful recipes. I love your recipes because they use fresh ingredients (and not to many), easy to make and look delicious.
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Thank you so much Kay! I’m so glad you found some great recipes to try!!
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