Deanna’s Tomatoes

  • Author: Meagan
  • Total Time: 7 Minutes


Ma made this regularly, I’m sure she got the recipe somewhere, but it’s also more of an idea – and you can jazz them up any way you wish, (red pepper flakes anyone?).  They’re fancy looking, but quick (we had them on a Tuesday), and such a perfect way to use up fresh tomatoes.  Below is my outline, I was just winging it from memory so feel free to play around with the amounts to suit your taste – enjoy!



Deanna’s Tomatoes

2 to 4 large tomatoes, sliced – you want 12, 1/2-inch slices to fill up a baking sheet

2 c. fresh bread crumbs

1/2 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

2 T.+ chopped fresh herbs – our first choice is dill


Lay out the tomato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet, set a rack so it’s about 6 inches from the broiler and preheat the broiler.  Add all of the other ingredients to a medium bowl and combine well – everything is cooked so give it a taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.

Carefully and evenly pile all of the filling onto the tomato slices and give it a pat with your fingers to press it down (which should help to hold it all in place).  Place the tray under the broiler for 2 to 5 minutes – keep a close eye on it and rotate the baking sheet as needed.  Your tomatoes are ready to serve when the topping is a lovely crunchy brown.

  • Category: Tomatoes


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