BAKED TOMATOES are a super quick and super easy side dish or appetizer for any occasion! These CHEESY Oven Roasted Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese are so simple yet incredibly delicious. They are always a hit when we make them and get eaten right away. These Baked Parmesan Tomatoes are just too tasty and fresh.
Baked Tomatoes with Cheese
These little baked tomatoes are so juicy and delicious. It’s one of my favorite tomatoes recipes for an easy appetizer!
Baked Tomatoes with Cheese are the easiest appetizer or side dish you could make. I absolutely love the simple flavors of tomato, mozzarella, and basil (as you can probably tell by the many caprese inspired recipes on this site).
With Thanksgiving only days away, it feels like a mad dash to finalize the menu with delicious (AND EASY) sides for Thursday. Thanksgiving is at our house this year, so I’m feeling the pressure! I want to do some unique recipes (my Hawaiian Sweet Bread Stuffing will be the star of the side dish show!). But I also want to add in a few simple recipes so that I can enjoy the day with the fam.
These Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes are just the thing to complete our meal! Just slice up a tomato, cover them with cheese, and pop them in the oven. In no time at all these tasty little tomatoes are ready for eating.
Baked Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese are a perfectly simple appetizer for any occasion!
Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella
These Cheesy Baked Tomatoes are just too tasty! I’ll never get tired of the fresh flavor of these simple ingredients. Mozzarella and Parmesan are the best cheeses to add to fresh tomato, because it’s just so classically Italian. And the Italians sure know how to make a simple yet delicious dish!
You can never go wrong with ripe tomatoes, shredded cheese, and fresh herbs. And I really loaded the cheese on these bad boys (as if that’s a surprise)! A little bit of this homemade basil pesto on top would be sooo good!
How to Make Baked Tomatoes
Making these baked tomatoes is super easy.
- Just slice up a ripe tomato and lay the slices out on a baking tray.
- Next I added plenty of Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese to the tomato slices,
- and then I topped them off with a sprinkle of fresh basil and a bit of olive oil.
- They only take about 10 minutes to bake in the oven!
I loved cooking up these oven roasted mozzarella tomatoes. And, as always, Scout was on hand for recipe testing. Just on cheesy smell alone, she gave these the seal of approval!
How do you cook tomatoes in the oven?
Cooking tomatoes in the oven is the best way to get the full flavor. Roasting tomatoes really brings out their sweetness and makes them extra juicy.
This fresh baked tomatoes recipe is really easy to cook in the oven. Just lay them on a baking tray, and bake for about 8-10 minutes. That’s all it takes! If you want them to be a little crispy, you can also broil them for a couple of minutes at the end.
Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil
The classic combination of tomato, Mozzarella, and basil is also known as a caprese salad. There are so many ways to add this flavor combo into different dishes, and I never turn down an opportunity for caprese anything. Pizza, pasta, salad, or even just a simple appetizer like these Baked Tomatoes…it’s all delicious!
Here are a few of my favorite tomato and mozzarella recipes:
I just love the flavor of these Mozzarella Baked Tomatoes! If you’re ever in need of a quick and easy appetizer (or snack), grab a tomato and some cheese, and make this easy fresh tomato recipe. You won’t be disappointed.
Watch the Video and See the recipe card below for details on how to make Baked Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Parmesan. Enjoy!
If you liked this recipe, try out some of these other quick and simple Side Dish Recipes:
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
- Best Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Lemon Butter Asparagus
- Mexican Grilled Corn
- Shoestring Fries
- Garlic Butter Hawaiian Rolls
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- BLT Pasta Salad
- Roasted Tomatoes with Balsamic
I’m not really a tomato fan at all. I usually pull them off my sandwiches and salad. But I’m on a diet and I needed a new veggie to try. So I opted for the tomato and found your recipe. It was delicious! Tasted like eating a pizza to me. Big win. Will definitely cook again. Great side dish!
I’m so happy to hear you loved it, Jill!
How many servings does this break out to? I’m curious about the nutritional information for those of us on WW instead of Keto …
Hi, Cindy! All of this info is available on the recipe card! This recipe makes 4 servings. If you click on the heading titled “Nutritional Information” at the bottom of the recipe card, you’ll be able to see the full nutrition for this recipe!
Omg, made these as a snack, delicious! Recipe is a keeper, will definitely keep making these. Thank you for sharing!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Patricia!
These are amazing. My new go to meal. Thank you so much. Love them.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Dawn!
Absolutely Perfection!!! Wouldn’t change a thing!!!!!
For the soggy reviews, Becky, do you think that putting the tomatoes on an oven-safe rack would help?
I haven’t tried it before, just wondering!
Thanks, David, I’m glad you liked the recipe. And yes, placing a rack that fits inside the baking tray will help the air circulate on the underside of the tomatoes, which should help crisp them up for anyone who isn’t pleased with the texture.
Where is the seasoning? Black pepper salt garlic.
The Parmesan adds a lot of saltiness, but you can absolutely add more seasonings if you like!
How might these be cooked on a grill, for summer burger grilling?
Preheat the grill to medium and place the tomatoes in a greased grill basket. Top with cheese and basil and grill (with the top closed) until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3-5 minutes.
Loved this didn’t have fresh basil so I used dried and even my teenage boys loved it!
I don’t eat tomatoes unless it is in a sauce or ketchup. However, I got adventurous and tried this. I did not have fresh basil, so I substituted dried basil. It came out great. Thank you. I will definitely make this again.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing!!