Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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Learn how to make these simple and impressive Baked Parmesan Tomatoes that are perfect as a light appetizer or a flavorful side dish. These tomatoes are topped with golden Parmesan and baked to perfection. Ready in just 15 minutes using 5 easy-to-find ingredients, it’s a hassle-free recipe that’s sure to impress.

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Fresh ripe tomatoes and shredded parmesan cheese baked in the oven until perfection make for a light appetizer or side dish. Enjoy alongside your favorite, or, or as a simple side dish for any occasion, from brunch to dinner gatherings

Imagine savoring juicy, ripe tomatoes topped with golden, melted parmesan cheese straight from the oven. This deliciously light appetizer or side dish pairs perfectly with your favorite stuffed chicken breast or shrimp skewers. Whether you’re hosting a casual brunch or a special dinner gathering, these unique baked parmesan tomatoes are sure to steal the show!

Why These Baked Parmesan Tomatoes Stand Out

  • Easy and Quick: Whip up this culinary masterpiece in a mere 15 minutes – perfect for those moments when time is of the essence.
  • Simple Ingredients: With just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients, you’ll craft a dish that’ll leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
  • Low Carb: Craving something delicious without the carb overload? Good news – each serving boasts a mere 2g net carbs, making it a smart choice for your cravings.
  • Versatile: Ready for the best part? Our recipe is a true chameleon, ready to embrace your personal touch. Jazz it up with your preferred seasonings, or experiment with different shredded cheeses. The kitchen is your playground!
  • Summer Vibes All Year: Experience the essence of summer in every bite. These tomatoes are brimming with vibrant, sun-kissed flavors.
  • Endless Possibilities: Brace yourself for options aplenty! Whether it’s a side dish that steals the show or an appetizer that sparks conversations, this recipe effortlessly slides into any role.
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Ingredients Needed

This recipe will become one of your favorites once you see that you will need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here is a list of everything you will need:

  • Tomatoes – I always opt for ripe ones with a firm texture and vibrant color for the best results.
  • Parmesan Cheese – I recommend using freshly shredded cheese. It adds a deliciously rich and nutty taste that takes the dish to the next level.
  • Italian Seasoning- I make a big batch of Italian seasoning and use it in tons of recipes because it’s so flavorful. But if you don’t have it on hand, oregano or basil will work just fine.
  • Salt and pepper – They’re like magic ingredients that bring out all the flavors in the dish. Just add them according to your taste.
  • Olive Oil – A drizzle of olive oil over the tomatoes not only enhances their flavor but also keeps them from sticking to the baking sheet.
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Best Tomatoes For Baking

When it comes to choosing the right tomatoes for baking, many various types work great due to their flavor, texture, and moisture content. Here is one of the best examples.

  • Roma tomatoes are one of the best choices for baking due to their meaty texture and low moisture content.
  • Beefsteak tomatoes are large and juicy and a great choice for baking. 
  • San Marzano Tomatoes are known for their sweet and tangy flavor and low seed count, making them ideal for baking.

Tips and Variations

  • Even Slicing: Slice the tomatoes evenly to promote consistent cooking and ensure that they roast uniformly.
  • Golden Brown Cheese: To achieve a slightly more golden and crispy cheese topping, you can try making broiled tomatoes with Parmesan.
  • Cheese Blend: Along with Parmesan, consider adding mozzarella cheese, crumbled feta, pepper jack, smoked gouda, or crumbled blue. This cheese lover’s combo is the ultimate comfort food.
  • Spicy Seasoning: To spice things up, sprinkle some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper over the tomatoes before baking. You can also mix in some smoked paprika for a smoky twist.
  • Fresh Aromatics: Enhance the dish with fresh herbs like basil, thyme, or parsley. Chop them finely and sprinkle over the tomatoes before baking or add them as a garnish after cooking for a burst of vibrant flavor and aroma.
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Serving Ideas

As I initially said, these baked parmesan tomatoes are super versatile, so that you can pair them with many delicious dishes. Here are some great ideas:

  • Meats: Pair these tomatoes with baked chicken breast, pan-seared pork chops, grilled steak, or kabobs for a burst of freshness and tanginess that perfectly balances the richness of the meats.
  • Air Fryer Whole Chicken: These tomatoes can make an ideal side dish to accompany an air-fried whole chicken, adding vibrant colors and flavors to your plate.
  • Salmon: The tomatoes’ zesty notes complement the richness of baked or air fryer salmon, creating a balanced meal.
  • Seafood: Pair them with shrimp, scallops, or other seafood for a burst of flavor and color.
  • Burger Topping: Elevate your burger game by using roasted tomatoes as a topping. The combination of juicy burgers and tangy tomatoes will create a mouthwatering experience.
  • 4th of July Appetizer: As an appetizer, these tomatoes can be a festive addition to your 4th of July recipes, providing a burst of flavors and colors that match the occasion.

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: if there are any leftovers, place them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing these baked parmesan tomatoes since their texture will change once thawed.

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Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yelds 6 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Learn how to make these simple and impressive Baked Parmesan Tomatoes that are perfect as a light appetizer or a flavorful side dish. These tomatoes are topped with golden Parmesan and baked to perfection. Ready in just 15 minutes using 5 easy-to-find ingredients, it's a hassle-free recipe that’s sure to impress.
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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200C.
  • Wash the tomatoes and slice them into thick slices.
    cutting tomato on a wooden and marble board
  • Arrange the tomatoes on a baking sheet, then brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Top each slice of tomato with shredded parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
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  • Bake the tomatoes for 10 minutes or until the cheese becomes golden brown.
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To prepare these roasted tomatoes in an air fryer, start by preheating your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes. Assemble, andair fry the tomatoes at 400°F (200°C) for about 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese topping is golden and crispy, and the tomatoes are tender. 
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Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
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