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Crumb-Topped Baked Tomatoes

—Reba Chappell, Dunbar, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup crushed saltines
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or dash dried basil


  • Cut the tomato in half widthwise. Place cut side up in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the cracker crumbs, butter and basil; sprinkle over tomatoes.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.

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