Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

July 23, 2017
Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes ~ This super quick and easy way to enjoy fresh tomatoes goes from prep to table in just minutes!

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes ~ This super quick & easy way to enjoy fresh tomatoes goes from prep to table in just minutes.

Have you got oodles of tomatoes coming out of the garden?  I just adore fresh-off-the-vine homegrown tomatoes ... especially their smell.  Yes, I'm totally enamored with the smell of a freshly-picked tomato.

And I'm totally enamored with the flavor, too.

One of our favorite super easy ways to enjoy fresh tomatoes from the garden is as this simple side dish of Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes.

These tasty tomatoes whip up super quickly ... in about 10 minutes start to finish.  And deliver up great flavor, too.

Simply cut some fresh Roma tomatoes in half the long way and place them on a broiler pan or baking sheet.  Romas work well because of their fairly small size, and because they tend to be firmer and less juicy than other tomato varieties.  

If you have other varieties from your garden you'd like to use, choose some of your smaller tomatoes.  And if the tomatoes are quite juicy, consider removing some of the seeds and juicy pulp.

Roma Tomatoes Image

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

Crumb Topping on Fresh Tomatoes image

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

Broiled Fresh Tomatoes are an easy, simple side dish.

And there you have it ~ Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes!  A super simple way to enjoy those beautiful fresh tomatoes.

The tomatoes themselves come out warm but still with some of their firmness.  The Parmesan topping gives a wonderfully flavorful crunchy texture on top.  It's a flavor and texture combination I love.

So if you have oodles of tomatoes coming out of your garden ... or are looking for a new way to enjoy all those you grab at the farmer's market ... give these Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes a try.  They're a super quick, easy, and tasty way to enjoy fresh tomatoes that goes from prep to table in just minutes.

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes are an easy side dish to make with fresh tomatoes.
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Side Dishes
Yield: 8-12 tomato halves

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

This super quick and easy way to enjoy fresh tomatoes goes from prep to table in just minutes!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 15 M


  • 4 to 6 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 c. Italian-style bread crumbs {or freshly made bread crumbs from about 2 slices of bread}
  • 2/3 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste


How to cook Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes

  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, about 3 - 5 minutes.
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  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. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks so much for linking up such a fabulous idea!

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

    ~Amber @

  4. 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. :-)

  5. I have loads of cherry tomatoes from my garden right now. These will make perfect bite sized appetizers! So pretty and tasty!

  6. You've just brought back some wonderful childhood memories for me. My mom used to make something similar and until now I'd forgotten all about it <3

  7. Made these tomatoes last night exactly as written. They were great!!! I’ll be doing them again. Thanks

    1. Thank you for your kind words; we are glad you enjoyed. During the summer we are always looking for unique recipes for tomatoes.


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