Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 2 (serving size: 3 tomato halves)

Instead of tossing tomatoes with the salad, broil them with a cheesy topping for a side you'll want to double for the rest of the week.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Place oven rack in middle of oven. Arrange tomato halves, cut sides up, on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Coat cut sides of tomatoes with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 8 minutes. Combine cheese, garlic, and oregano in a bowl; sprinkle over tomatoes. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts and is golden.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


August 30, 2015
...especially served with the Tuscan Steak Salad from the same issue, as suggested.

Love this as a side dish!

August 07, 2015
It was promoted in the magazine as accompanying the Tuscan Steak Salad (which it goes very well with), but I have made these tomatoes as a side dish for other recipes too; I just LOVE it!  What a great way to use whole tomatoes in such a quick, easy way!  I use Parm "Flakes" in lieu of grated (just a texture thing) and the topping tends to stay on the tomatoes better than the grated.  Otherwise, followed directions as written - Definitely a keeper; Enjoy!

Great side dish!

July 16, 2015
I made these tomatoes exactly as written and we thought they were excellent. They were easy and quick to make.  I served them with the Tuscan Steak Salad also.

Not bad, easy, but nothing outstanding

June 25, 2015
I was hoping for  a bit more flavor I guess.  First off, double the amount of topping...they need it.  Second, don't expect to be wowed and instead just see it for what it is - a simple, easy, and acceptable side.  I can't help but wonder if some low-fat shredded mozzarella would be better, maybe with the garlic and oregano sprinkled on first and then topped with the shredded mozzarella.

A Nice Change of Pace

June 04, 2015
I made these tomatoes to go with the Tuscan Steak Salad shown in the photo.  They were super easy and quick to make.  I have to admit I didn't follow the recipe exactly:  instead of mincing garlic and fresh oregano and grating Parmesan cheese, I just sprinkled the tomatoes with Brady Street Cheese from Penzeys Spices.  The tomatoes were a nice change of pace from fresh tomatoes and something I plan to make again.