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Cheesy Baked Tomatoes

 

A delicious and flavorful side dish that will go with just about anything! These cheesy baked tomatoes are the perfect way to take advantage of all the juicy summer tomatoes with melt in your mouth mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes recipe at TidyMom.net


Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the best.  Nothing fancy, but oh so delicious!

Don’t you just love a dish that turns out even better than you had imagined?  And not only that, it’s literally no trouble to make, screams summer time and makes a perfect side dish to almost any meal. 

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes recipe at TidyMom.net

We had my mom over for Mother’s Day and we grilled steaks……I had stopped at the Farmers Market the day before and picked up the most delicious looking tomatoes and wondered what they would be like if I sliced  them up, sprinkled them with a little mozzarella, parmesan and fresh basil and popped them in the oven for a bit.

They were even better than I had imagined!!

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes recipe at TidyMom.net

You can certainly change these up by using other cheese, like Queso fresco with the parmesan would be amazing I’m sure!  Fresh rosemary or oregano would be another option in-place of the basil.  You really can’t go wrong here.

These little gems were such a big hit at dinner, I had to make them again a few days later for myself for lunch! These Cheesy Baked Tomatoes stood up perfectly for a light summertime main course.  Can you imagine these on your next burger?!  I’m planning to try that next!

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes recipe at TidyMom.net

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

Serving Size: 2 slices

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes

A delicious and flavorful side dish can be on the table in 15 minutes and will go with just about anything.

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella, grated
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F
  2. Cut the tomatoes into slices, approximately 1/3 to 1/2 -inch thick.
  3. Place tomato slices in baking dish.
  4. Season with kosher salt, then top with parmesan, mozzarella, basil and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake in center of oven for 10-15 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender and the cheese is melted.

Notes

feel free to modify, cheese and spices to your liking.

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Cheesy Baked Tomatoes recipe at TidyMom.net

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Heirloom Tomato Pesto Galette

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Spicy Tomato Peach Jam

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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pesto and Goat Cheese

Sweet and Spicy Honey Tomato Jam

 

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

26 Responses to “Cheesy Baked Tomatoes”

  1. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet posted on May 19, 2014 at 8:47 am (#
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    Love this! This could be my favorite way to eat tomatoes! Pinned!

  2. Maria posted on May 19, 2014 at 8:48 am (#
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    I could eat these every day!

  3. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on May 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm (#
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    Delicious, Cheryl! This will made such a nice snack or side dish :)

  4. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on May 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm (#
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    So simple but so wonderful!

  5. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living posted on May 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm (#
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    Perfect summer dish Cheryl!

  6. Alison Lewis posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:58 am (#
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    looks amazing!

  7. Nibbles By Nic posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm (#
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    Stumbled this beauty!!!! Love the seasonal ingredients with delicious gooey cheese as a finish! YUM! -Nic

  8. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on May 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm (#
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    I literally cannot wait for summer tomatoes so that I can make this recipe with them. I envision lots of different heirloom varieties in this dish…yum!!!

  9. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:28 am (#
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    This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try! Pinning!

  10. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm (#
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    These would be an awesome side for so many meals. Or just my whole meal!

  11. Judith posted on May 22, 2014 at 7:42 am (#
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    These are amazing! I might try a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or glaze.

  12. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen.com posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm (#
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    Such a great idea, I will totally be making these as soon as my tomatoes are ripe!

  13. Shaina posted on May 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm (#
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    Love tomatoes, and these look just divine.

  14. Ginnie posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm (#
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    These look so delicious! Perfect for summer:)

  15. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor posted on May 26, 2014 at 9:14 am (#
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    These look delish, Cheryl! They are a must for summertime parties for sure!

  16. Kim Christensen posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm (#
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    Just made these! They were delicious!! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making them again and again!!

  17. Kristen posted on June 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm (#
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    Holy cow, Cheryl! I am craving these in the worst way now! YUM!

  18. Pooja S posted on November 21, 2014 at 4:00 am (#
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    Very nice photos….Loved the recipe

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