These parmesan baked tomatoes are the perfect side dish to use up all those tomatoes you have growing in your garden! The tomatoes are sliced to your desired thickness and then they get topped with parmesan cheese and spices and then get baked in the oven.
I know what your thinking right now, yeah you. You reader looking at those tasty pictures! Her sheet pan is old and rusty! Are those even clean? Yes, they are clean but you know food bloggers like that old rusty look on them because they add more visual appearance to the picture. Don’t you think? Maybe I’m nerding out too much for you there, sorry for that. I love that look and these tomatoes look great on that sheet pan.
This post has been recently updated on September 19th/2019 with new pictures and freestyle points. My old blogger self back in 2011 had posted about my dogs digging holes in the yard and prepping the backyard for the end of the world. *eye roll* Pretty sure that was when the Walking Dead was pretty popular and I was obsessed with that show. Pretty ridiculous right? Anyways, here’s how you make these tomatoes. Oh yes, and I’d randomly post about the best time of day to take food photos. 🙂
How to Make Parmesan Baked Tomatoes
Making parmesan baked tomatoes is pretty easy. In fact, you don’t really even need a recipe for this but I included that anyway.
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top the tomatoes with Parmesan, oregano, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender about 15 minutes
Tips for Parmesan Baked Tomatoes
Tomatoes are pretty WW friendly on their own, since they are zero points.
It’s the cheese that you have to count the points for so be mindful and don’t go overboard with it. If you would like you can also use other cheeses than mozzarella.
Make sure to spray the pan down with some cooking spray so that the tomatoes are easier to get off the pan. Or, you can cut down on the dish washing and line the sheet pan with some tin foil or parchment paper before baking them in the oven.
What can I serve these with? Well since they are an appetizer you can serve them with any main dish. Think Italian. I think these would be great with some spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan, alfredo sauce, yum!
Ingredients from Eating WellPrint
4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
WW Freestyle Points: 3 (4 slices of tomato with cheese)
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Oven
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 86
- Sugar: 3g
- Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 3g
Keywords: parmesan baked tomatoes
I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes. Some blogs list them as freestyle smart points and some list them as smart points. There is no difference between the 2.
How is this a WW recipe?
NO FOOD is off limits on WW and WW themselves stresses that a lot on their social media pages. That is one reason why I love WW. You can pretty much eat ANYTHING to lose weight just as long as you stay in your daily points range or are in a calorie deficit.
How does Weight Watchers work?
Each recipe or food has a Smart Points value. This is calculated using calories, saturated fat, protein, and sugar. It is best to stay away from foods that are loaded with saturated fat and sugar on the plan because those foods are higher in points. When you register with Weight Watchers you are given a daily set of points to target based on your age, gender, height, and activity level. Think of it as an easier way to track your macros.