Broiled Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Fans

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by jonesies

Equally good as a side dish or a light lunch. Can be lightened up by using low-fat mozzarella cheese if desired. Note: cooking time does not include 30 minutes refrigeration time.

Top Review by Mustang Sally 54269

Great recipe & it matched well with Pesto Onion Pasta (#245653) & Chicken Avocado (#396724). I cook alot but haven't done very many versions of broiled tomatoes. I really enjoyed this one. I had some jalapeno pepper cheese so I sub'd some in but didn't find I used the amount indicated, I used about 1/2 called for. I added a dash of jerk/essence spice & increased the garlic abit. Loved this recipe and will definately do it again, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper flakes in medium-size shallow dish.
  2. Add cheese slices, overlapping if necessary, and turning to coat completely with oil.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Make 3 equally spaced vertical cuts in each tomato, starting from bottom and not cutting all the way through tomato (so tomato can "fan").
  6. Insert a cheese slice into each cut.
  7. Place tomatoes in shallow flameproof baking dish.
  8. Brush with any remaining marinade.
  9. Broil tomatoes 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted and lightly browned and tomatoes are heated through, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Pour any pan juices over tomatoes before serving.

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