You will love this baked tomatoes recipe! Lush grilled bacon and tomatoes, perfection! This is also a great vegetable side dish for turkey, chicken or pork by the way!
Baked tomatoes with bacon?
Well that sounds like a great Thanksgiving side dish! No seriously?? Why didn’t I come up with this idea much earlier I was thinking the entire time when I was plating up these gorgeous tomatoes?
I love to braise tomatoes.
What I usually do is just to slice the tomatoes in half, place them in a casserole cut side up in some water and oil, pepper and salt. And then I let them simmer under a lid for about 30 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and super smooth.
In the end I sprinkle them with some freshly chopped mint, and that’s all there is to it. Done.
Excellent tomato side dish. And that’s also how my husband’s mom prepared tomatoes by the way. That might be the reason behind why we often prepare tomatoes like that as well.
Baked Tomatoes Recipe Wrapped in Bacon
This time I added a slice of bacon to the tomatoes because I still had a couple left.
At first I wanted to prepare my version (or should I say my mother in law’s version) again and then sprinkle some crumbled grilled bacon on top of the baked tomatoes. But I decided to wrap the tomatoes up and grill the whole lot at once.
Oh my word, these buggers will look so good on your and my Thanksgiving dinner table!!
Do you love baked tomatoes?
Then also check my slow roasted tomatoes with dried herbs!
So here is my recipe for baked tomatoes in a slice of bacon. Perfection! This is also a great vegetable side dish for turkey, chicken or pork by the way!
Tomatoes wrapped in bacon and grilled to perfection! Great vegetable side for turkey or chicken!
- 2 large fresh tomatoes
- 4 thin slices salted bacon
- 4 fresh sage leaves
- 1 tsp dried herbs
- olive oil
- Rinse the tomatoes well and let them drain a little.
- Then slice them in half lengthwise.
Place them cut side up on a lightly oiled baking tray. Sprinkle more olive oil on top of the tomatoes and season with a good dash of pepper and a tiny pinch of salt. Also sprinkle with the dried herbs.
Place the tray with the tomatoes in the oven and grill them for about 5 to 7 minutes under a hot grill until the top starts to dry out a little. Keep an eye on the tomatoes, don’t burn them.
Carefully remove the hot baking tray from the oven and let the tomatoes cool down al little until they are cool enough to touch. Then place a fresh sage leaf on top of each tomato.
Wrap a slice of bacon around the tomato covering the sage. Sprinkle with extra pepper to taste. Don’t add too much salt because the bacon will probably be salty enough already.
Then place the bacon wrapped tomatoes back on the tray and put them in the oven again under a hot grill. Grill the tomatoes for another 6 to 8 minutes until the bacon starts to crisp up and is cooked through. Then remove the tomatoes from the oven and transfer them to a serving dish. Serve hot.