cheddar roasted tomatoes {vegetarian and glutenfree}

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Very simple 4-ingredient recipe for tomatoes topped with sharp cheddar cheese and roasted with a little seasoning. Gluten-free and Vegetarian.



  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar, such as Cabot Seriously Sharp
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half along the equator. Place cut-side up on the baking sheet.
  3. Divide the cheddar among the tomatoes. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and pepper.
  4. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and starting to sag under their own weight, and the cheddar is bubbling and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.


  • You can add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil to this recipe. Simply sprinkle the basil under the cheese before roasting.
  • If you do not have Italian Seasonings you can substitute dried oregano.
  • Tomatoes that are very large or not super ripe will take longer to bake.


  • Serving Size: 2 tomato halves
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 7 g

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