Amy Neunsinger
Hands-On Time
10 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.)

Step 6

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

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