Italian Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Italian Roasted Plum Tomatoes are the juiciest most flavorful tasting tomatoes loaded with Parmesan cheese and crunchy breadcrumb topping you'll ever sink your teeth into.

Easy to make, fool-proof, and amazing as an appetizer or light brunch as a topping for greens!

These can be served so many ways and we have all the suggestions that await you below, plus these make a great side dish for any meal.

We also have 3 cooking methods for you to try, grilled, air fried in less than 8 minutes, or the conventional oven baked.

As a child, my grandmother made these all summer long because my dad(her son) had a huge garden full of plum tomatoes this was just one way we would enjoy them all summer long.

Grandma's recipe was adapted from her home in Rome, Italy, and she taught me how to make her recipe when I was around 11 years of age.

Scroll down through our yummy step-by-step photos to see the easy preparation to make these addicting summer tomato-roasted gems.


air fried stuffed plum tomatoes with breadcrumbs and cheeses





Step By Step Oven Method, Air Fried, or Grilled

  1. Slice Tomatoes: Buy firmer plum tomatoes and slice them lengthwise place them on oil-sprayed parchment paper or foil
  2. sprinkle with topping ingredients listed below on the lined disposable pan
  3. For oven: heat to 425 degrees for 20 25 minutes depending on the thickness that you cut the tomatoes
  4. For air fry: place them on an in oil sprayed foil pan with topping and air fry for 8 minutes depending on thickness
  5. For Grilling: I place the cut-up tomatoes and the same recipe above on an oil-sprayed piece of foil and then place the foil directly on the hot heated grill for around 15 to 20 minutes leaving it vented open just a little bit.
  6. Note: oil spray the breadcrumbs or drizzle with melted butter before the cooking methods you choose
  7. Garnish: with more cheese and fresh basil


roasted parmesan breadcrumb topped plum tomatoes


Ingredients You Will Need:

(scroll down to print off the exact measurements on the recipe card)


  • Sliced Rosa Plum Tomatoes
  • Freshly minced garlic around 3 cloves
  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • Grated Paremesan cheese or Parmesan Reggiano
  • Extra virgin olive oil, butter, or olive oil cooking spray (enough to drizzle over the top)
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil
  • Optional: Shredded mozzarella, Dried oregano


collage of plum tomatoes and fresh basil


Other Vegetable Suggestions:

(this recipe works well with the below alternatives)


  1. Artichoke Hearts
  2. Zucchini sliced lengthwise in half
  3. Yellow squash thickly sliced
  4. Carrots (these will take 35 minutes to oven bake)
  5. Whole peppers cleaned and sliced in half
  6. Eggplant thickly sliced
  7. Brussels Sprouts
  8. Baking thin sliced potatoes or sweet potatoes


breadcrumbs and cheese plum tomatoes on a baking sheet


Serving Suggestions


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Don't Miss Roasted Summer Plum Tomatoes


If you or anyone in your family loves tomatoes, you will be missing out if you don't try this easy recipe for roasted tomatoes.

It's not only simple to make, but healthy and the best of the best summer's bounty of vegetable treats!

If you ever wanted the easiest side dish ever, you just found it.

Tomato lovers who have had this delicious fruit/vegetable already know what a gourmet treat these are.

Baked with fresh garlic and herbs baked to a soft but still firm melt-in-your-mouth slice of a truly remarkable vegetable.

Tomatoes are full of great health benefits.

They're a good source of the major dietary antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.

Plus they are full of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K so it's a win-win vegetable all the way around.


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Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Italian Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Italian Roasted Plum Tomatoes

These are an Italian delight using Rosa Plum tomatoes sprinkle with herbs and garlic topped with bread crumbs and roasted in the oven.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 firm Sliced Rosa Plum Tomatoes
  • a handful of Freshly minced garlic around 3 cloves
  • a handful of Freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs or more if needed
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan or Parmesano Reggiano cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil, melted butter, or use oil spray (enough to drizzle over the top)
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
  • a handful of Freshly chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon or more Dried oregano
  • Optional: Shredded mozzarella
  • Serve on a bed of Romaine lettuce for garnish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and more extra virgin olive oil.

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix around 1/2 cup (or more if needed) of bread crumbs of choice with 1 tablespoon of grated cheese and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (or melted butter and you can just oil spray for fewer calories on the top of each tomato slice) and set aside.
  2. Wash and dry the Plum tomatoes then thickly slice lengthwise (as many as you want) per family.
  3. Place these on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a disposable foil pan oil sprayed with cooking oil (for cooking on the grill or air fryer method use a disposable aluminum pan).
  4. Sprinkle the tops of each tomato with Italian-style bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese added to them.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with a little of each below:
  6. Minced garlic
  7. Chopped fresh parsley
  8. Grated cheese
  9. Drizzle with Extra Virgin olive oil, melted butter or cooking spray oil
  10. salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste
  11. On a parchment-lined cookie sheet place, the cut-up plum tomatoes.
  12. Drizzle with more olive oil over the top of each one just a little!
  13. Roast in a hot oven at 425 degrees until soft but not mushy around 25 minutes. Around 5 minutes before they are done sprinkle the tops with mozzarella if desired.
  14. See serving suggestions and other cooking methods under notes.

Notes

Step By Step Oven Method, Air Fried, Grilling


  1. Slice Tomatoes: Buy firmer plum tomatoes and slice them lengthwise place them on oil-sprayed parchment paper or foil
  2. sprinkle with topping ingredients listed below on the lined disposable pan
  3. For oven: heat to 425 degrees for 20 25 minutes depending on the thickness that you cut the tomatoes
  4. For air fry: place them on an in oil sprayed foil pan with topping and air fry for 8 minutes depending on thickness
  5. For Grilling: I place the cut-up tomatoes and the same recipe above on an oil-sprayed piece of foil or (disposable foil pan)and then place the foil directly on the hot heated grill for around 6 to 8 minutes(open top not covered).
  6. Note: oil spray the breadcrumbs or drizzle with melted butter before the cooking methods you choose
  7. Garnish: with more cheese and fresh basil



Serving Suggestions

  • place on top of tuna salad, chicken salad, or ham salad
  • serve on a bed of fresh greens IE spinach, romaine, butter lettuce, boiled cooked escarole or broccoli rabe, or another green you prefer
  • serve on top of grilled asparagus
  • serve on top of baked potatoes with melted cheese
  • add on top of a scoop of ricotta cheese
  • serve these as a side dish with any meal
  • serve these as an appetizer on a large antipasto tray
  • place as a pizza topping
  • add to sausage or on a burger sandwich




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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2022.

1 comment

  1. Looks good Claudia and our tomatoes will be coming in in a few weeks.

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