Tomatoes with Bread Crumbs, Herbs, Garlic, & Cheese


  • 6 ripe red tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves mashed garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons shallots or green onions
  • ½ cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh basil and parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup bread crumbs


  • Heat oven to 400°F
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.  Remove seeds.  Add salt and pepper to tomato halves
  • Mix ingredients (other than tomatoes) in a bowl.
  • Add 1 to 2 spoonfuls of mixture on top of each tomato half
  • Sprinkle several drops of olive oil on top of each tomato half
  • Place tomatoes with toppings in a shallow, oiled roasting pan
  • Place pan with tomatoes in top of pre-heated oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until tomatoes are tender but hold their shape and the bread crumb filling has browned slightly.

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