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Cheesy Baked Pizza Tomatoes

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July 24, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This quick & easy cheesy baked pizza tomatoes recipe is everything you love about pizza, without all the carbs & calories! Kid-friendly & delicious!

a close up photo of cheesy baked pizza tomatoes on a lined baking sheet garnished with fresh basil

Introducing the easiest low-carb, healthy, & kid-friendly snack or appetizer: Cheesy Baked Pizza Tomatoes! With just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes, you’ll have oven-baked mini pizzas that are just 2.4 carbs per serving!

Ooey gooey cheese melted over a juicy sliced tomato and garnished with freshly chopped basil- the ultimate pizza tomatoes!

What Makes This Recipe Great

  • Simple Ingredients
  • Quick & Easy 15-minute recipe
  • Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, & Dairy Free Option
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Perfect as a Snack, Appetizer, or Entree!

Ingredient Notes

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Large Tomatoes: Slice each tomato into 4 thick slices. You will end up with 12 slices of tomatoes in total.

Cheese: I liked to use a mixture of shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. You can always substitute your favorite shredded cheese in place of these.

Italian Seasoning: If you don’t have Italian seasoning on hand, combine 1/2 tsp dried oregano and 1/2 tsp dried basil for a quick and easy substitute.

Sweet Onion: I think the onions add a ton of flavor, but if you would like to omit them, these pizza tomatoes will still turn out delicious!

Fresh Basil: Chop up a few basil leaves and sprinkle on top for garnish!

Recipe Step by Step

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and slice each tomato into 4 thick slices.
  2. Add the sliced tomatoes to a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the cheese and Italian seasoning. Mix together.
  4. Top each tomato with a tablespoon of chopped onions and the cheese mixture
  5. Bake on 400 for 10 minutes. Broil the last minute or two but make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
a photo of 4 cheesy baked tomatoes on a lined baking sheet garnished with fresh basil leaves

Mac’s Pro Tips

Storage: These are best eaten hot out of the oven. If you store them in the refrigerator, the tomatoes will get soggy, so it’s best to make them fresh each time.

Dairy-Free: If you’re dairy free, opt for dairy-free shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese! So many grocery stores carry these options, including Trader Joe’s!

Serving: Serve these pizza tomatoes at a gathering, as an appetizer, or eat a couple of servings as a full meal. The calories and carbs are low and this is the perfect healthy-ish snack or entree!

Equipment: I loved using these baking sheets and I line them with parchment paper for easy cleanup, and so the tomatoes don’t stick!

an overhead view of tomatoes on a lined baking sheet topped with melted cheese and fresh basil

Recipe FAQs

Cheesy Baked Pizza Tomatoes: FAQs

Do I need marinara sauce for these cheesy baked pizza tomatoes?

Nope! What’s so easy about these is that the tomato serves as the base (crust) and sauce (marinara) so you get that delicious tomato flavor without needing the marinara (or the dough for that matter!).

Is this recipe keto-friendly?

Yes! For a serving (2 tomatoes) of these cheesy pizza tomatoes, there are only 2.4 net carbs! A delicious keto-friendly & low-carb pizza option!

Can I use fresh mozzarella instead of shredded?

Yes. Use a mozzarella log and cut thin circles to sit flat on top of the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the parmesan mixture and bake!

How many tomatoes are in one serving?

This recipe yields 12 tomatoes and one serving is 2 tomatoes. Nutrition facts are listed in the printable recipe card below!

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a close up shot of a cheesy baked pizza tomato on a lined baking sheet and topped with fresh basil

Cheesy Baked Pizza Tomatoes

This quick & easy cheesy baked pizza tomatoes recipe is everything you love about pizza, without all the carbs & calories! Kid-friendly & delicious! 

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 large tomatoes (Sliced into 4 thick slices per tomato)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • Fresh chopped basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and slice each tomato into 4 thick slices.
  2. Add the sliced tomatoes to a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl add the cheese and Italian seasoning. Mix together.
  4. Top each tomato with a tablespoon of chopped onions and the cheese mixture
  5. Bake on 400 for 10 minutes. Broil the last minute or two but make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Notes

Storage: These are best eaten hot out of the oven. If you store them in the refrigerator, the tomatoes will get soggy, so it’s best to make them fresh each time.

Dairy-Free: If you’re dairy free, opt for dairy-free shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese! So many grocery stores carry these options, including Trader Joe’s!

Serving: Serve these pizza tomatoes at a gathering, as an appetizer, or eat a couple of servings as a full meal. The calories and carbs are low and this is the perfect healthy-ish snack or entree!

Equipment: I loved using these baking sheets and I line them with parchment paper for easy cleanup, and so the tomatoes don’t stick!

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: cheesy baked tomatoes, pizza tomatoes

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  1. Ashley McCrary says:

    The most magical side dish in the summer time!


 

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