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Frances Boswell and Sara Quessenberry


Credit: Amy Neunsinger

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10 mins
20 mins
Serves 6


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  • Heat oven to 450° F. Slice a thin piece from the bottom of each tomato so the tomatoes sit upright. Slice each in half horizontally.

  • Arrange the tomato halves, cut-side up, on a foil-lined shallow roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet.

  • Drizzle the tomatoes with the oil. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Scatter the garlic over the tomatoes.

  • Roast until softened and warmed through, about 15 minutes. (Underripe tomatoes may take 5 to 15 minutes longer.)

  • Meanwhile, cut the mozzarella into six ½-inch-thick slices. Using a spatula, sandwich each slice between 2 hot tomato halves. (The heat will melt the cheese slightly.)

  • Drizzle the tomatoes with any juices that collected in the roasting pan and serve with the basil.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 21.5mg; 182 calories; calories from fat 64%; carbohydrates 8.3g; cholesterol 29.7mg; fat 13g; fiber 2.3g; iron 0.6mg; protein 8.4mg; saturated fat 6.1g; sodium 196.1mg.