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grilled tomatoes with cheese

Grilled Tomatoes with Zesty Italian and Cheese

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


Cheesy grilled tomatoes for a delicious side or appetizer.


Units Scale
  • About 6 Roma Tomatoes cut in half
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil and chives – can substitute dried herbs
  • other ideas for toppings…
  • garlic flavored bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat or medium-high heat
  2. Place the tomato halves into the foil pan with the cut side up
  3. salt
  4. Drizzle the dressing evenly over the tops
  5. Sprinkle the cheeses evenly on the top of the tomatoes
  6. Place the pan onto the grill and close the lid
  7. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted through
  8. Add the herbs to the top of the tomatoes and serve warm


What Can I Serve Alongside Grilled Tomatoes

  • pasta salad
  • grilled meats
  • corn on the cob
  • potato salad
  • cowboy beans
  • 3 bean salad

What are some topping ideas for Grilled Tomatoes?

  • purple onion
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh basil
  • feta cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • greek pitted and sliced olives
  • grilled zucchini
  • fresh mozzarella
  • seasoned bread crumbs
  • cracked peppercorn

Make-Ahead and Storage

Can Grilled Tomatoes be Made Ahead of Time

Personally, I think these tomatoes are best served right away as they are still warm and the cheese is melted on top

How long will Cooked Grilled Tomatoes Last in the Fridge?

Leftovers: As a rule, cooked tomatoes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days

Reheating: You can reheat grilled tomatoes on the grill, in the oven, or in the microwave. Cook or bake until warmed through

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Italian