Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

37 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine August/September 2006

A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat country bread.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  2. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 86 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 19 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1076 IU vitamin A; 17 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 387 mg sodium; 304 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 37

February 09, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty Really enjoyed, made exactly as recipe, with the exception of suing smaller tomatoes - sweet cocktail tomatoes from Costco. Baked for 10 minutes. The fresh Oregano is a must, flavours of pizza! Pros: Healthy Cons: use smaller tomatoes
July 25, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Southern girl with abundance of fresh tomatoes. Just made this for breakfast--yep, breakfast. Loved it with cheese grits and scrambled eggs. I blotted the tomatoes on paper towels so they wouldn't get mushy, then mixed some breadcrumbs with the parm. Baked at 400 for ca. 10 min. Will make this again
June 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Lower heat So the 450 this called for was too hot for my oven, I lowered to 425 after checking them and finding them to be almost burning, only needed about 10 mins. bake time. Also I would recommend to spray your pan with cooking spray, mine stuck like crazy and were very mushy, over all they tasted great and my husband would eat them again. Pros: great flavor, easy to make Cons: heat too high, stuck to pan
May 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
The first time I made this it wasn't so greatGǪthere was too much tomato that muddled all of the flavor. However, with a few tweaks it turned out to be a great side dish. I added a little mozzarella to go with the parmesan because it melts so much better. I also added garlic for more depth of flavor. The biggest difference was scooping out the insides of the tomato (I used roma tomatoes). Doing this changed the whole dish! You don't need to scrape out everything but getting the main chunk of tomato in there will make such a big difference. With some changes, I would recommend this dish to everyone!
October 26, 2013
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By: Jennifer26
These were just okay. The acidity was so overpowering that I couldn't taste the parmesan and oregano. Maybe they'd have been better if I hadn't cooked them so long. Next time I'll try broiling them.
July 12, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
It was simply amazing! Pros: FAB!
July 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Nothing Special The photo of the dish doesn't match the recipe description so I just sliced a large tomato into thick slices to match the picture. Halfway through baking I could see that not much was happening with the parmesan so I added mozzarella cheese and put it back into the oven then added an additional 10 minutes to the baking time. I served them on the side of roasted chicken and they looked fabulous ...but that's where it ended. When you cut through it, the cheese just slides right off the tomato. The skin slipped off too making it look kinda gross. There's not much flavor ... just tasted like warmed up tomato with cheese on it. I added this as a pin on pinterest but I'm taking it off and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Pros: quick Cons: bland
June 24, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Soggy and sad I made four large slices each out of my tomatoes (like photo accompanying the article), followed the recipe, and was very disappointed. They came out very soggy, and the cheese never melted or browned. Unsurprising, really, as parmesan doesn't melt well! Maybe this would work better with a different cheese, but I'm not going to bother trying it again to find out. Pros: Quick Cons: Soggy, bland
June 16, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I'm not a tomato lover ...still not. I have never been a huge tomato fan, but I have been wanting to try something new. I decided with the cheese, and oregano it might be a lot better. It definitely didn't do the trick for me. Im sure if you are a die hard tomato fan you will be impressed with this dish, but I wasn't. Pros: Quick, simple Cons: Bland