baked tomato parmesan

Baked Tomato Parmesan

June 12, 2022 No Comments

Baked tomato Parmesan is the perfect low carb summer side dish, snack or appetizer..

Baked Tomato Parmesan

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Baked tomato parmesan is my current food obsession at the moment.

baked tomato parmesan cover

I used to make these all the time and kinda forgot about them until I saw some nice big ripe Jersey tomatoes at the grocery store.

Once my memory was sparked I knew what I had to do. I needed to make these ASAP!

plated tomato parmesan

They really are the most incredible snack, appetizer or side dish ever. Everyone just loves these when I make them.

The tomatoes are perfectly stewed in the oven and the mozzarella cheese compliments them so well.

baked tomato parmesan

Truly addicting! It’s a struggle for me not to eat the entire thing myself. I’m really not exaggerating either.

The best part about this delicious baked tomato parmesan is that is so easy to make.

tomatoes with mozzarella and parmesan cheese

My go to recipe for when I need a super easy and fast side dish.

I’ve even made these as an appetizer and snack before, too.

baked tomato parmesan

I actually have a vegetarian brother and sister in law. I always struggle for ideas of what to make them when they come over to my house for dinner.

This recipe is always a hit with them.

baked tomato parmesan

Baked tomato parmesan is great for the people in your life who are following a Keto or low carb diet, too.

I absolutely love this recipe so much. I know if you try it you’ll love it too.

More Easy Recipes

If you’re looking for more super easy to make side dishes like this one here are a few others you’ll love, too.

ranch butter corn

What tomatoes should I use?

I like using beefsteak tomatoes for this recipe because they’re nice and big.

sliced beefsteak tomato

These tomatoes are generally less seedy and hold up nicely in the heat of the oven, too.

Of course you technically can use whether tomatoes you’d like but my recommendation is that you use beefsteak like I did.

Tips for making baked tomato parmesan

This recipe is so easy to make but there are a couple of things that you can do to make sure that it’s at its best.

mozzarella cheese
  • Dry the tomatoes- Make sure to pat the tomato slices dry on both sides before you place them on the baking sheet. Extra moisture will pull of of them as they bake and you don’t want them too runny.
  • Seasoning- Dont be shy with the seasoning. Seasoning the tomatoes with even a little salt and pepper will add a ton of flavor to them.
  • Mozzarella- I purposely avoid fresh mozzarella for this recipe. There’s too much moisturizer on the “wet” kind. I like to get a block of mozzarella and slice it myself. Don’t get the pre shredded mozzarella in a bag. It will not melt the same way.
  • Fresh herbs- I really like to use some fresh shredded basil for this recipe. Even parsley and oregano would be great here. I used dried herbs for this time only because I didn’t have any. The dry herbs work well too but I prefer fresh.
seasoned sliced tomatoes

Follow these little tips and you’ll have the best baked tomato parmesan ever.

Baked Tomato Parmesan Ingredients

Baked tomato Parmesan Ingredients
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning or Dried Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Parsley

Instructions

First rinse the tomatoes and dry them off.

beefsteak tomatoes

Now slice the tomatoes about a quarter inch thick.

sliced tomatoes

Next place the tomatoes onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

sliced tomatoes on baking sheet

Then pat both sides with a paper towel and remove as much moisture as you can.

paper towel removing moisture from the tomato

After that sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper.

seasoning the sliced tomatoes

Now add a slice of mozzarella cheese to the top of each tomato.

Mozzarella cheese going on to sliced tomatoes

Then drizzle them with olive oil, and sprinkle them with some parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

Tomatoes sliced with mozzarella cheese and seasoning

Bake them at 400° for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.

Tomato Parmesan about to go into the oven
Tomato Parmesan on the baking sheet

Finally transfer them to a serving platter, garnish with a little parsley and enjoy.

Plated baked tomato parmesan

Baked Tomato Parmesan Recipe Video

Baked Tomato Parmesan

This Baked Tomato Parmesan is the perfect low carb summer side dish, snack or appetizer.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked tomato parmesan, baked tomatoes, tomato parmesan

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • 4-6 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 tbs Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbs Parsley, dried (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch pieces and pat them dry with a paper towel to remove some moisture.
  • Place them onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and season them with salt and pepper.
  • Place a piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each tomato slice and sprinkle them with parmesan cheese.
  • Now drizzle them with olive oil and season them with the Italian seasoning
  • Bake them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.
  • Let them cool slightly, garnish them with some dried parsley and enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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