Tomato Au Gratin- 166 calories

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This Tomato Au Gratin is incredible! A family member dropped off a big box of fresh tomatoes right before I left town for a week. What was I to do? These ruby globes were destined to go to waste. So I did what any good chef would do, I got creative!

I made a single serving to start, with just two tomatoes a garlic clove and 2 tablespoons of both cheese and bread crumbs I had a delicious and filling lunch for one. I loved it so much I made a large casserole for my family to serve with dinner that night, both ways are equally easy and delicious.

Tomato + au gratin

WHAT YOU NEED:

(serves 6)

8 firm tomatoes

3 garlic cloves sliced into thin coins

1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese finely grated

1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh basil leaves (optional)

GET STARTED:

- Slice the tomatoes into 1/4 inch thick disks.

- In a 9 by 9 casserole dish layer 1/2 of the tomatoes, slightly overlapping on the bottom of the dish.

- Cover with 1/3 the cheese, then 1/2 the Panko bread crumbs and 1/2 the garlic slices.

- Add the remaining tomatoes, slightly overlapping in a thick layer.

- Top with 1/3 cheese, the remaining  garlic and Panko crumbs. Top off with the remaining cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

- Place in the oven and then turn on the oven to 450 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes, then if needed place under the broiler for a minute or two to crisp up.

- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into or salting.

- Top with fresh basil leaves and dig in.

COOKING TIPS:

-It’s important that the oven is cool when you start otherwise the tomatoes will fall apart.

-Do not salt until you serve or the tomatoes will turn into mush.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Each serving (6 total) has,

Calories: 166

Fat: 10

Fiber: 2

Protein: 8

Carbs: 20

One thought on “Tomato Au Gratin- 166 calories

  1. LOVE tomatoes and LOVE this recipe! I made this last night and my husband, kids and I devoured this delicious dish! Such a healthy and yummy alternative to the traditional au-gratin side. Total keeper in this house! Thank you.

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