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Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes

 Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes
I love to make this recipe when tomatoes are at their peak—the tomatoes almost melt in your mouth.—Joylyn Trickel
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Slice tomatoes in half. Using a small spoon, remove seeds. Place
  • tomato halves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Combine
  • the oil, garlic and pepper. Brush over tomatoes. Sprinkle with
  • basil.
  • Broil about 6 in. from heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle
  • over tomatoes. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until crumbs are lightly
  • browned. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One tomato half equals 55 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.