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Overhead shot of six baked tomatoes sitting on a plate, garnished with some basil.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

These delicious Baked Parmesan Tomatoes make a great side dish. Flavoursome tomatoes are filled with breadcrumbs, herbs, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Baked until golden, this easy dish is a great addition to many meals.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 157kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 6 medium tomatoes See Note 1
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese See Note 2
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs See Note 3
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil See Note 4
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • fresh basil leaves - to garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees C (350 F).
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally.
    Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds and discard them.
  • On a plate lined with a paper towel, place the halved tomatoes upside down to drain excess moisture. Set aside whilst you prepare the filling.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the ingredients, except for the fresh basil.
  • Fill the tomatoes evenly with the breadcrumb mixture. Using the back of a spoon, push down to ensure the mixture is compacted slightly.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve.


  1. My tomatoes were approximately 6 cm (2.5 inch) in diameter. If your tomatoes are smaller or larger, they may require a slight adjustment to the cooking time.
  2. If you require the dish to be vegetarian, use a substitute for Parmesan cheese.
  3. This dish can easily be adapted to gluten-free, using the appropriate breadcrumbs.
  4. The Australian tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. If necessary, please adjust your measurements.
  5. Please note, the nutritional information is based on one whole tomato per person. The nutritional information is an estimate only.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg