Looking for a quick and easy low calorie side dish recipe that will go well with a variety of entrees?

This Cheesy Baked Tomatoes Recipe just may be the answer! They are fresh, delicious and super quick to make. Perfect as a side dish, or even just as a quick, healthy snack, these super yummy tomatoes are a great idea for just about anytime.

I used heirloom tomatoes when I made this, but really, just about any kind will work. It’s the perfect way to bulk up your plate without adding a lot of extra Points. Enjoy!

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cheesy baked tomatoes
CHEESY BAKED TOMATOES RECIPE
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
A delicious and healthy side dish recipe, these cheesy baked tomatoes go well with just about anything. Take advantage of those fresh summer tomatoes before they are gone and try this fresh and flavorful low calorie side dish.
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 104 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 large tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet.

  3. Top with Parmesan, mozzarella, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.

  4. Mist lightly with non-fat cooking spray and bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is 1 tomato (2 tomato halves)

Each serving = 2 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
CHEESY BAKED TOMATOES RECIPE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Potassium 511mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 11.3g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8.4g 17%
Calcium 20%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

25 Comments

  1. These tomatoes are great. Not sure why I never thought to cut them half before but they cook so well halved. Love the topper mix.

  2. Delish! I’ve made these three times. Once drizzeled olive oil and added grated garlic before the cheese. The next time I spread a little basil pesto then a mixture of parmesan and Romano cheese. The last time I topped the cheese with panko bread crumbs to which I had added parsley, basil, oregano,grated garlic, s&p, and drizzeled it with olive oil.
    This is such a versitile and impressive side dish, not to mention delicious! No need to scoop out the middle, ripe firm tomatoes are the trick.

  3. Help lol…I live in New zealand and Im not sure what a substituent would be for this (
    fat provolone cheese,)..ive never heard of it, would you no of a substitute

  4. I made it tonight and instead of cutting the top i should have dug out the insife. Overall it was good

  5. Josianne Charlebois Reply

    Oh my gosh… one word.. YUM! I cannot wait to try this!

  6. Carol Hatten Reply

    I had these a long time ago and then couldn’t find the recipe years later.  Thank you so much for posting.  These were always one of my favorites.

  7. Does the tomato come out really mushy? These sound absolutely fabulous but I’m weird about cooked tomato texture. 

    • Mine didn’t. They were tender, but not mushy. Just make sure to use really ripe, firm tomatoes.

  8. I hate to sound stupid, but if you slice the tomato in 1/2 and put the cut side down, are you putting all that cheese on the top? Do you have two cut sides on that side?

  9. Wonderful little side dish.  Delicious!  Thanks for posting.
     

  10. Connie Stewart Reply

    These were fabulous!!!  I only had shredded parm on hand but they were SO yummy and the point count is awesome!  These are super filling.  Taste just like pizza!

  11. Made these with chicken breast & Green Giant’s Just One – Cauliflower & Cheese for dinner with a diet peach Snapple, 6 points! HEAVEN!!!

  12. dormroomdining Reply

    These look delicious! I can't believe they're only 1 point plus for 2 tomato halves! Did you come up with this recipe on your own, or find it somewhere else? I've been looking for an easy, yet low fat side dish to pair with my main meals and these just might do the trick. Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely be trying these out as soon as possible.

    • we have been making this for years but without the provolone. this was my first pin.

  13. dormroomdining Reply

    These look delicious! I can't believe they're only 1 point plus for 2 tomato halves! Did you come up with this recipe on your own, or did you find it somewhere else? I am looking for an easy yet low fat side dish to pair with my dinners and this might just be it. Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely be trying it out soon.

    • This recipe I actually got from a dish I saw at a local restaurant. I got the idea from that, and then revamped the recipe to be a more low calorie, Weight Watchers friendly version.

  14. Not sure about the points count – is it 1 half of a tomato per serving or one whole tomato. It lists 4
    tomatoes in the ingredients but states that 1 serving is only half a tomato.

    • It is the cheese.. I bake this all the time, but I eliminate the provolone, use parmesan only; I eliminate the salt, parmesan is salty; and I don't use the oil spray… a little may be ok. Look up the points for parmesan and that is it.

  15. Jennifer Wollesen Reply

    I can't wait to try this. It looks so good and my tomatoes are coming in fast and furious right now!

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