I hate to waste food, so when I saw a bag of tomatoes I bought from my local farmer’s market I just had to use them up. I typically make a pot of tomato sauce and freeze it for later. Instead I decided to make it even easier on myself and bake them. This method is a great way to use the tomatoes that are a bit bruised or a little over-ripe. I thought a simple dish like this would be a nice change.
When I’m cooking, simplicity is key and these tomato slices were perfect for a busy weekend. It takes only a few minutes to prepare before baking and ready in 15 minutes. I like to eat them with slices of crusty bread but they’re also delicious with a side of fried eggs or on top of a burger, the possibilities are endless!
Baked Tomato Slices with Parmesan and Basil
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Slice tomatoes into desired thickness and place on a baking sheet. Top with grated Parmesan, fresh basil, salt and pepper. Add a little drizzle of olive oil and bake until tomato slices are tender and cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve with crusty bread.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
July 1, 2014
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