Broiled Tomatoes with Parmesan ~ YUMMY! ~

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Around this time of year most Southerners are suffering from a common affliction: Abundance of tomatoes.

If you aren’t suffering from this, chances are one of your neighbors has the affliction and therefore the outcome is the same for you. We have tomatoes coming out of our ears.

Why do we grow so many tomatoes? In my grandmother’s case, she grows things in order to have more to give away to her neighbors. We just love giving vegetables to our neighbors. If you’re like me though, you may have recently found yourself the recipient of a five gallon bucket of these little red delights. After putting the majority away in the freezer for winter stews, its now time to treat myself. That is where this recipe comes in!

My first taste of broiled tomatoes was at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse in Huntsville. I was hooked. I came home talking about them and was offered this recipe from my Grandmother. I have to say that as lovely as they were at Ruth’s Chris, Grandmama’s recipe blows them out of the water.

Easy to prepare with ingredients that are usually on hand, there is simply no reason not to indulge in this wonderful southern side dish when our gardens are overflowing with juicy red bounty.

I do hope you’ll give this recipe a try. You’ll be glad you did.

Don’t let this big old photograph of ingredients fool you, there is very little needed to make these!
You’ll need: Two large tomatoes, margarine, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, and just a little salt, sugar, and pepper.

Stir all of the dry ingredients together. Actual recipe is at the bottom of this page.

Slice the top and bottom off of your tomato. This is a great time to pull out that fancy tomato knife your Mama got you for Christmas.

Now slice your tomato in half so you have two really thick slices.
(I am only using one tomato in this tutorial but the recipe is enough for two tomatoes.)

Place tomatoes on foil lined baking sheet if you are going to be making them in the oven. If you prefer to make them on the grill, just place them on a piece of foil to prepare them, then you will transfer the foil to your grill when ready.

Spread margarine over each slice. Now isn’t the time to be stingy.

Sprinkle liberally with dry ingredients.

Top with Parmesan cheese.
Broil in oven until browned, grill, or bake at three hundred for about twenty minutes, checking frequently.

Serve to delighted guests!!!


Broiled Tomatoes with Parmesan

Broiled Tomatoes with Parmesan are not only delicious but are easy to prepare with ingredients that we usually have on hand.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tomatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal


  • Ripe red tomatoes
  • Margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese grated


  • Slice top and bottom off of tomatoes. Slice each tomato in half, yielding two thick slices. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Spread margarine over slices. Combine all dry ingredients except Parmesan and sprinkle evenly over slices. Top with Parmesan cheese. Broil until browned, grill, or bake at three hundred for twenty minutes, checking frequently.


Calories: 106kcal
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