Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.comI hate to waste food, so when I saw a bag of tomatoes I bought from my local farmer’s market I just had to use them up. I typically make a pot of tomato sauce and freeze it for later. Instead I decided to make it even easier on myself and bake them. This method is a great way to use the tomatoes that are a bit bruised or a little over-ripe. I thought a simple dish like this would be a nice change.

When I’m cooking, simplicity is key and these tomato slices were perfect for a busy weekend. It takes only a few minutes to prepare before baking and ready in 15 minutes. I like to eat them with slices of crusty bread but they’re also delicious with a side of fried eggs or on top of a burger, the possibilities are endless!

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.com

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.com

Roughly chop basil and grate Parmesan.


Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.com

Top tomato slices with Parmesan, basil, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.com

Serve the tomato slices with some crusty bread.

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil // wishfulchef.com

Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil

  • 1-2 whole tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, or to taste
  • a handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • salt, to taste (not too much since Parmesan is salty)
  • pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, for drizzling

    Preheat oven to 450°F.

    Slice tomatoes into desired thickness and place on a baking sheet. Top with grated Parmesan, fresh basil, salt and pepper. Add a little drizzle of olive oil and bake until tomato slices are tender and cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve with crusty bread.

    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Yield: 4 servings
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    3 Responses to “Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil”

    1. mimi July 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Tomatoes are the only reason I endure summer! Beautiful!

    2. Kwiyoung July 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      Oh my! So surprisingly delicious! This is my new fave way to eat leftover tomatoes! So full…ate too much bread with it…mmmmm.

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