Baked Tomatoes with Mozzarella & Parmesan (Baked Parmesan Tomatoes)

BAKED TOMATOES are a super quick and super easy side dish or appetizer for any occasion! These cheesy Baked 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. 

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes on parchment top down

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Baked Tomatoes Topped with Cheese

These little baked tomatoes are so juicy and delicious. I love making baked parmesan tomatoes for an easy appetizer!

Baked Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Parmesan 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 Baked Parmesan 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! 

angle shot of baked tomatoes with parmesan

baked tomatoes with parmesan, mozzarella, and fresh basil

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

These Baked Parmesan 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 baked tomatoes. And, as always, Scout was on hand for recipe testing. Just on cheesy smell alone, she gave these the seal of approval!

close up shot of baked tomatoes with cheese

angled shot of baked tomatoes with cheese and basil

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.

These baked tomatoes with cheese are 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.

Tomato, Mozzarella, 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 Caprese-inspired recipes:

baked tomatoes with cheese and basil on baking sheet

I just love the flavor of these Baked Tomatoes! If you’re ever in need of a quick and easy appetizer (or snack), grab a tomato and some cheese, and make these Baked Parmesan Tomatoes. You won’t be disappointed.

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Baked Parmesan Tomatoes. Enjoy!

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