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Green Tomato Parmesan

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min.

Makes

8 servings

Oven-baked green tomatoes are deliciously tangy smothered with tomato sauce and topped with three kinds of cheese. Serve this as a side dish or a meal’s centerpiece.—Mike Chapman, Elyria, Ohio
Green Tomato Parmesan Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds medium green tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups dry whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place tomato slices in a single layer on paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 5 minutes; pat dry.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and basil.
  3. Coat tomato slices in flour, then dip in egg whites and coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once.
  4. Spread 1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with half of the tomatoes and spread with ricotta cheese. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese. Layer with remaining tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 313 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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