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Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

Still got oodles of tomatoes coming out of the garden?  Ours are slowing down ... but we've got a few still making their way into our kitchen.  I just adore fresh-off-the-vine homegrown tomatoes ... especially their smell.  Yep, I'm totally enamored with the smell of a freshly-picked tomato.

I like to eat them, too, of course.  And one of our favorite {super easy!} ways to enjoy them is as this simple side of Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes.

These tasty tomatoes whip up super quick with just a teeny bit of tossing of some topping ingredients, and a few minutes of broiling time.

That's it.


Simply toss together some bread crumbs, shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and olive oil.  Then mound the mixture up on top of halved tomatoes, like this ...

Then pop the 'maters under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is a bit melty and the topping is lightly browned.

And there you have it!  A super simple way to enjoy beautiful fresh tomatoes.

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Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes
Source:  A Tracey original
(Printable recipe)
  • 4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 c. Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 2/3 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Place tomato halves on a broiler pan, cut side up.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Press a little bit of the mixture together with your fingers; if mixture is too dry to just barely hold together in a clump, drizzle and mix in a little bit more olive oil.
  3. Top each tomato half with approximately one tablespoon of the Parmesan mixture, mounding it up on top of the tomato. Place tomatoes under a pre-heated broiler; broil until the cheese is melted and topping is lightly browned.


  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my gosh! These olook amazing!
    I know what I'm making this weekend!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great week,

  2. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  3. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks so much for linking up such a fabulous idea!

  4. Wow! I bet this is so crispy on top & juicy in the middle! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #27!

    ~Amber @

  5. Hi! I wanted to let you know I included this recipe in my harvest recipe roundup. Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I appreciate you stopping by to let me know. :-)


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