Baked Basil Parmesan Tomato Slices

Baked Basil Parmesan Tomato Slices
My favorite baking recipe was first created while I was dieting and could not participate in family pizza night. This recipe is very easy and fun to make. It is low in calories, and very low in carbohydrates. This has become one of my favorite recipes because the blend of flavors makes me feel like I am eating pizza, without packing on the pounds. It also makes a great appetizer or side item, and may appeal to youngsters who do not like to eat vegetables.
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes (approximate)
Ingredients:
  • 1 spray of olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ tsp of minced garlic, or garlic powder ( I prefer minced)
  • ¼ tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 5 tsp Kraft shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray baking sheet with 1 spray of olive oil cooking spray
  3. Slice each tomato in to five slices each, for a total of ten slices, and space them out on the prepared baking sheet
  4. In a small container, combine garlic, basil and onion powder
  5. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over sliced tomatoes
  6. Top each tomato with 1/2 tsp of shredded Parmesan cheese
  7. Bake in preheated oven for five minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit for 2 or 3 minutes before removing them with a spatula
Nutritional Information: (for 2 tomatoes and 5 tsp Parmesan cheese)
  • Calories 82
  • Fat 4.15 g
  • Carbohydrates 7
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a bread stick and glass of red wine
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