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Easy Baked Tomatoes and Mozzarella

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How to make this super easy baked tomatoes and mozzarella. It’s the perfect appetizer or side dish for any meal and it’s keto.

Summer gardening for us is usually all about tomatoes. I’m an equal opportunity gardener but the hubs has a huge soft spot for growing tomatoes.

3 baked tomatoes and mozzarella on a dish with a large graphic

So, when you grow almost nothing but tomatoes, you need to come up with different ways to prepare them. 

Sadly, we haven’t been able to plant a garden this year but that doesn’t mean we aren’t eating our fair share of tomatoes.

Our fave new tomato recipe just happens to be super simple and super tasty, with lots of melted cheese and fresh basil. The hubs just can’t get enough.

4 vine ripe tomatoes and fresh basil leaves

I’ll usually whip this super simple baked tomato recipe together while the hubs makes a salad.

I just slice up some tomatoes and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I’m sure you could grill these as well but I usually just pop them in the oven.

fresh tomato slices on parchment lined cookie sheet

The cheese is next.

I like to use mozzarella but I’m sure any cheese that melts would be good. 

Next, I add a quick sprinkle of oregano, salt and pepper. Then I top each slice with a fresh basil leaf and a sprinkle of olive oil.

drizzling olive oil on tomato and mozzarella cheese slice with a fresh basil leaf on iy

There’s no measuring with this recipe. Just add the amounts you would like.

You can’t get any easier than that!

tomato slice with mozzarella and fresh basil

Once it’s all gussied up with yummy cheese and spices, I pop it into a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Then I switch the oven to broil and let it go another 3-5 minutes until the cheese gets nice and toasty.

baked tomato and mozzarella slice on parchment lined cookie sheet fresh out of the oven

I could stop right there and they would be good but I added a bit of my balsamic dressing to kick it up a notch.

If you don’t want to make dressing, you can just add a bit of balsamic on its own.


pouring balsamic dressing over baked tomatoes and mozzarella on plate

So quick, so easy and so delicious!

I’m always looking for more tomato recipes. Tell me, what quick and easy ways do you like to serve fresh tomatoes?

baked tomatoes and mozzarella on a white dish
Yield: 4 servings

Easy Baked Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Easy Baked Tomatoes and Mozzarella

A great way to prepare your fresh garden tomatoes. Make this easy baked tomato with mozzarella and fresh basil. A tasty appetizer or side dish.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes
  • mozzarella cheese
  • oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar


  1. Set oven to 400'
  2. Slice tomatoes
  3. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Top slices with mozzarella, oregano, salt & pepper and fresh basil
  5. Drizzle each slice with olive oil
  6. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, until cheese is bubbling
  7. Broil for 4-5 minutes to brown cheese
  8. Plate slices and drizzle with balsamic vinegar
  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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