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Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

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These Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes are the bomb as far as a healthier snack option goes! 

Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

As is pretty common after the holidays around here, we try to eat lighter and a little less junk food, because well… Christmas treats and meals are a place we don’t hold back.

Any healthy snack is pretty much game especially if it includes vegetables and eliminates bread/carbs. I love changing up a vegetable dish and doing something a little out of the norm.

It’s not like this is a new concept – it’s totally not. I used to eat these Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes at my grandma’s when I was little. 

Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

I got excited about them again because Carsyn loves tomatoes. We are always amazed that a two year old’s favorite foods are tomatoes and Brussels sprouts. My daughter has mom’s tell her all the time how lucky she is that her son eats so well, and I agree.

However she was a really good eater too and when she was little people used to think I made her eat like a vegetarian or had her on some kind of diet, because she only chose vegetables and fruits when given an option for a snack or meal. I know I got lucky too. She still turns her nose up at hot dogs and pizza and would take a turkey burger over a regular one any day of the week.

But I decided to try these out as a change for Carsyn since a plain old tomato can get old after awhile. (not really, he eats them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you let him). But he has also recently discovered a love for cheese so why not combine those two loves and give him something I really loved as a kid too. Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes fit the bill!Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

Honestly I think the best part of these Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes is that they make a great side dish, snack or appetizer – so it’s a pretty versatile recipe that pairs great with many main dishes like Seafood or Steak. YUM!

Let’s make Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

Garlic Cheese Oven Baked Tomatoes

Yield: 4 -6 Sliced Tomatoes
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Tangy sliced tomatoes are topped with lots of cheese, herbs and seasonings and then oven baked for a unique side dish or snack! So good!

Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato, sliced into about 4-6 slices about ½
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic, depending on your taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup low moisture mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place sliced tomatoes on a Baking Sheet.
  3. In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, Italian herbs, salt, ground pepper and cheeses.
  4. Using a Pastry Brush, brush the olive oil on the top of each tomato slice.
  5. Sprinkle cheese and garlic mixture generously, on top of each tomato slice.
  6. Bake in 400 degree F oven for approximately 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and turning golden.

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Do you have a favorite way to enjoy your favorite vegetable that’s a little out of the ordinary. While not exactly healthy, we also love these Avocado Fries. Click the photo to get the recipe. 

Avocado Fries with Garlic Lime Chili Aioli

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Millican Pecan

Thursday 17th of October 2019

This is so great! With tomato season ending soon for heirlooms, I'm going to make this right away! It seems every other tomato recipe has some sort of bread involved, so this gives a great option of not including any. What a delicious recipe!

Ellen

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

What a fantastic dish. Love the cheese on top. My hubby would love these.

Amy's Cooking Adventures

Monday 5th of February 2018

Yum! They're like mini baked caprese!

Nicole Cook

Monday 5th of February 2018

They are, and they kind of taste that way. They are delicious!

Carlee

Monday 5th of February 2018

My little guy loves tomatoes too. These would be a hit with all of us and I can't wait to make some. Unfortunately our holiday snacking lasted through the big game... now it's time to get serious! ;-)

Nicole Cook

Monday 5th of February 2018

We all fell off the bandwagon this weekend too, don't feel bad! haha

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