Garlic and Herb Broiled Tomatoes

A quick and tasty side dish that goes with lots of mains. For extra juicy tomatoes, heat them up in the oven while you’re making the stuffing.


  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Pre-heat broiler to medium high.

Cut plum tomatoes in half lengthwise. Squeeze or scoop out most of the pulp and seeds. Place the tomatoes flesh side up in a heat safe dish and season them with salt and pepper.

In a bowl combine the bread crumbs, Parmigiano Reggiano, thyme, garlic and EVOO. Season mixture with pepper and sprinkle over the tomatoes. Place tomatoes under the broiler for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

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