The Perfect Summer Snack: Parmesan Tomatoes in the Air Fryer

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Can you cook tomatoes in an air fryer?

Grilling seasoning is here, folks! And while there isn’t anything wrong with roasting tomatoes on the grill, have you tried roasting tomatoes in the air fryer?

You are going to love today’s air fryer recipe because tomatoes in the air fryer are baked to perfection! Top the tomatoes with a little parmesan cheese and basil, then you will have a perfect summer treat!

Keep reading to learn how to make parmesan roasted tomatoes in the air fryer!

How do you make Parmesan tomatoes?

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Parmesan tomatoes are so easy! You can use fresh parmesan, or the already grated stuff, either way this recipe is perfect!

Here are the ingredients you need to make parmesan tomatoes:

  • 1-2 tomatoes – any of your choice (just not cherry tomatoes)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil

Like the parmesan, this recipe works with either fresh or already cut mozzarella cheese. I prefer the fresh stuff, but you can do whatever you like.

Recipe Ingredient Additions

Here are a few different ingredients you can garnish or cook with your tomatoes to make it even more flavorful and tasty:

  • Italian seasoning or Herbes de Provence
  • Oregano
  • freshly grated garlic
  • Thyme
  • Onions (roast the tomatoes with onion slices)

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What type of tomatoes should I use?

You can use any type of tomato to make these roasted air fryer tomatoes. For example, roma tomatoes, plum tomatoes, or beefsteak tomatoes. I recommend not using cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes because it will be harder to serve and cook with because they are so small.

Parmesan Basil Roasted Tomatoes in the Air Fryer Instructions

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This recipe is so easy to make! It is the perfect summer snack or side! Here are your instructions.

  1. Slice the tomatoes into thick slices and place into a lightly sprayed air fryer basket. I like to use olive oil or avocado oil in my oil sprayer to spray the air fryer basket.
  2. Top the tomatoes with salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cook at 400˚F/200˚C for 3 minutes. Top with fresh basil and enjoy.

how to make parmesan roasted tomatoes in air fryer

There you have it! A quick and easy air fryer snack that you can enjoy anytime of the year, but I love it most during the summer months!

Serving Suggestions

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You might enjoy serving these cheesy tomatoes at your next BBQ as an appetizer or side. Or perhaps place it on top of your freshly grilled, homemade hamburger? Mmm, yes that sounds tasty indeed!

Here are a few other dishes you can serve this side with.

Main Dish Ideas

Serve these tomatoes as a side or with these dinner dishes.

Here are a few more main dish ideas you just might love.

Side Dish Ideas

These tomatoes will pair nicely with these side dishes! What other recipes will you serve this one with?

Check out a few more side dish recipes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you dehydrate tomatoes in the air fryer?

Dehydrating tomatoes work best if you are using grape or cherry tomatoes to make “sun-dried” tomatoes. I have not personally tried this recipe in my own air fryer. So, check out this recipe from All Recipes to learn how.

Air Fryer “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

Can you roast tomatoes in the oven?

Looking for easy oven instructions for roasting tomatoes? Here’s how!

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F/230C.
  2. Prepare the tomatoes as previously explained.
  3. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet or dish. Roast in the oven for 10-20 minutes, or until they are cooked to your liking.

Can you roast tomatoes on the grill?

Try roasting the tomatoes on the grill in the summer breeze. Here are easy step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  2. Prepare the tomatoes as previously explained.
  3. Place the tomatoes, cut side up, on the grill for about 4 minutes. Flip and grill the other side for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until roasted to your liking.

How long are roasted tomatoes good for?

The roasted tomatoes will best if served fresh out of the air fryer. But, like most foods, will last for 3 to 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze cooked tomatoes for up to a year in the freezer.

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Final Thoughts

Roasted tomatoes topped with parmesan, mozzarella, and basil are the best summer side dish or appetizer! You will love this recipe this summer, but can enjoy it anytime of year thanks to the air fryer!

Share with us in the comments below how you will be serving this air fryer recipe!

See this recipe and many other tasty side dishes in my Yummy Air Fryer Recipes Cookbook!

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air fryer parmesan tomatoes

Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes in the Air Fryer

Roasted tomatoes topped with parmesan, mozzarella, and basil are the best summer side dish or appetizer! You will love this recipe this summer, but can enjoy it anytime of year thanks to the air fryer!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 tomatoes you can use any of your favorite tomatoes besides cherry or grape tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese to taste
  • mozzarella cheese to taste
  • fresh basil leaves to taste
  • olive oil or avocado oil just a little to spray tops of tomato

Instructions

  • Slice the tomatoes into thick slices and place into a light greased air fryer basket.
  • Top the tomatoes with salt, pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook at 400 °F for 3 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Oven Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F/230C. 
  2. Prepare the tomatoes as previously explained.
  3. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet or dish. Roast in the oven for 10-20 minutes, or until they are cooked to your liking.

Grill Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. 
  2. Prepare the tomatoes as previously explained. 
  3. Place the tomatoes, cut side up, on the grill for about 4 minutes. Flip and grill the other side for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until roasted to your liking.  

How long are roasted tomatoes good for? 

The roasted tomatoes will best if served fresh out of the air fryer. But, like most foods, will last for 3 to 5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
You can also freeze cooked tomatoes for up to a year in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 400mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

 

Ingredients: Basil, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Tomato
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish, 4th of July, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Meatless
Categories: BBQ, Fruits, Air Fryer, Grill

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