Broiled Tomatoes and Cheese

Source: USDA What's Cooking

Serving size: 2 tomatoes per serving

Servings per recipe: 3

Sort of like a pizza, but without the crust!


3 tomatoes (large, firm)

8 ounces cottage cheese, low-fat
1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs (plain)
cooking spray (or vegetable oil)


measuring cups and spoons, cutting board and knife


1. Wash tomatoes and cut in half.

2. Mix cottage cheese, basil and pepper.

3. Spread cheese on tomato halves.

4. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and spray with cooking spray.

5. Spray broiler pan with cooking spray. Place prepared tomatoes on a pan and broil about 10 minutes.

More About Tomatoes

How to Select

Choose plump tomatoes with smooth skins that are free from bruises, cracks, or blemishes.

How to Store

Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated; refrigerate only if you can't use them before they spoil. Freeze or can for later use.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Chop or slice. Eat raw: Add to salads, sandwiches, and fresh sauces. Eat cooked: Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, roast, grill, braise, or simmer. Add to casseroles, soups, and stews. Chop, simmer and blend to make sauce for pizza, pasta, rice dishes, casseroles, salsa, and dips.