Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Shaved Parmesan and Bread Crumb Topping


I couldn’t resist these beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the market yesterday. I buy mini heirloom tomatoes every week at Trader Joe’s. Yesterday, while I was doing my shopping at Sprout’s, I walked past these beautiful tomatoes and immediately turned back and grabbed four. I knew there was something I could use them for and I was right.


I’m going to serve them as a side dish to my pesto chicken tonight. I cut each tomato into 2-3 slices (1/2 inch thick each). I sprinkled kosher salt and freshly ground pepper over each tomato slice before shaving shards of parmesan over each.

I then mixed together 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons olive oil to spoon over each tomato slice.


I baked the tomatoes in a preheated 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.



  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes
  • pinch of kosher salt, per tomato slice
  • pinch of fresh ground pepper, per tomato slice
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan shards


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut each tomato into 2-3 slices (1/2 inch thick each).
  3. Lay on a rack in a large baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle each slice with salt and pepper.
  5. Shred parmesan into shards and place several on each tomato slice.
  6. Mix bread crumbs with olive oil.
  7. Spoon bread crumb mixture over each tomato.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.


Until next time, Kris


Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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