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Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

I think that “crispy” may be one of my favourite words and I am fairly sure that most people will agree with me. These quick and easy vegetarian baked tomatoes are perfect as a side dish. Just a few simple ingredients transform tomatoes into an elegant, flavoursome side dish. I top ripe, juicy tomatoes with crispy breadcrumbs, full of the flavours of garlic, parmesan and dried oregano. They bake to crispy perfection which the entire family will enjoy.
Course Appetiser, Breakfast, Entree, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 150kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 6 tomatoes See Note 1
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh basil leaves to garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).
    Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds.
  • On a plate lined with a paper towel, place the halved tomatoes upsidedown to drain excess moisture.
  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients, except for the fresh basil.
  • Line a baking dish or tray with baking paper.
    Fill the tomatoes evenly with the breadcrumb mixture, patting down slightly to compact.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked.
    (If you are making in advance, I would bake for 15 minutes and then reheat when required).
  • Garnish with fresh basil, and enjoy!


  1. My tomatoes were approximately 6-7 cm.
  2. Serving size is based on one tomato per person.
  3. The tomatoes can be prepared in advance - I would cook for slightly less, to allow for reheating.
  4. If you require this dish to be vegetarian, ensure you use an alternative to Parmesan Cheese.
  5. If you require this dish to be gluten-free, use breadcrumbs that are free from gluten.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg