This baked tomatoes recipe has been in our family for many years. My mother brought it with her when she came to the United States from Italy. When tomatoes are plentiful, this is a great way to serve them. —Mary Detzi, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
Basil Baked Tomatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a small skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir until lightly browned. Remove from the heat.
Cut tomatoes in half widthwise. Place cut side up in an 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with basil and pepper; top with bread crumb mixture. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until tomatoes are slightly softened.