Tomato and Mozzarella Burger

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by katie in the UP

I saw this recipe in the Real Simple July issue...had the ingredients...didn't have DH at home for dinner...So had a great..great 'chick' meal (quote from DH) Recipe can be adjusted to any quanities you want.

Top Review by Ms B.

I just realized that I hadn't rated this recipe after my duplicate (gotta love Real Simple magazine subscriptions) was removed. I, too, prepared this after seeing it in the magazine and served it with Recipe #64853 and a simple tossed salad for a completely veggie meal. Yum! We were very happy with the richness of the roasted tomatoes and the ooey gooey melted mozzarella cheese. Fresh garden tomatoes were made for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Slice a thin piece from the rounded bottom of each tomato, so they sit upright.
  3. Slice each tomato in half horizontally. Arrange the tomato halves, cut side up on a shallow roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
  4. Drizzle with the oil, then sprinkle on the salt and pepper.
  5. Scatter the garlic over the tomatoes.
  6. Roast until they're softened and warmed through, approx 15 minutes.
  7. Mine took longer -- approx 25 minutes. Mean while, cut the mozzarella into 6- 1/2 inch rounds.
  8. Using a spatula, sandwich each cheese slice between 2 hot tomato halves.
  9. The heat of tomatoes will melt the cheese slightly.
  10. Drizzle with the juices collected in the roasting pan and garnish with basil.

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