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Green Tomato Parmesan

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

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

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place tomato slices in a single layer on paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 5 minutes; pat dry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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