Trying to be less wasteful of food, my family has had these baked tomatoes three times this week. This recipe is totally customizable to meet your taste.


  • 4 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Onion
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozerella Cheese

I accidentally grabbed “Grated Topping with Parmesan” at Dollar tree. So I used that instead of salt and parmesan.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Diagonally slice roma tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick and place on a baking sheet. – I put slices on one half of the pan and end pieces on the other half.

Top each slice with a little parmesan cheese.

Finely dice about 1/4 onion.

Mix diced onion with salt, pepper, and shredded mozerella. (I put a lot of pepper. Maybe close to 1/2 tablespoon.)

Top tomato slices with cheese, onion, salt, and pepper mixture.

Optional: Chop remaining onion and add to pan. I put these on the side with the tomato end pieces, for some cheese-free variety.

Place in 400 degree oven for about 10 mintues.

Switch oven to boil for about 3 more minutes, until cheese is golden brown.

Remove from oven when cheese is golden brown and give a few minutes to cool before you eat.

Serving Suggestion:

There is a nice contrast between the cheesy tomato slices and the non-cheesy baked tomato and onion pieces.

I serve both (half the pan) alongside grilled chicken, toasted french bread, and green beans.

My goal

My family’s food habits have been getting out of control lately! We spend to much money on stuff that we never get around to preparing because we either can’t find a key ingredient or we simply get too busy to follow through. Some of the groceries get incorporated into other meals. Others land in the trash.

My goal this month is to get back on track with healthier meals that use cheap ingredients and cut back on food waste.

The only expensive ingredient in this 415 calorie meal was the pre-cooked chicken, which brought the price up to over $2. I am sure this could easily be made for less than $1.50 per person if I started with raw chicken.

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