Baked Green Tomatoes

When we visited Johnson’s Backyard Garden last week, we came home with a whole lotta green tomatoes. I’m thinking, around ten pounds of them? So what’d we do? Well, der, obviously we made fried green tomatoes. Several times. For a few meals actually. They’re, like, super-duper good.

Ugh. But they’re also frrriii-eddd which means I can’t eat them every day for every meal like I want to or else I’ll DIE. So I hadda come up with some other good things to do with them. I thought: I know! I’ll bake them! And whaddaya know, they turned out pretty good. Here’s what I did. I ate them plain, but next time I think I’ll sprinkle some grated parmesan and breadcrumbs inside the tomato caves before baking them.

This is about the size of a tennis ball

I scooped some guts out

And poked garlic into where the guts was

Salt'n'Peppa made an appearance with Olive Oyl

I know it don't look like much, but it tastes fine


Baked Green Tomatoes

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Another way to prepare unripe tomatoes

  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 green tomatoes, about the size of a tennis ball
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the tops off the tomatoes, about 1/4 inch. Use a melon baller or spoon to carve out a hole in the top about the size of a large marble.
  2. Peel the garlic clove and cut into 8 long spears.
  3. Use a paring knife or chopstick to poke 4 holes around the edges of each tomato cavity and put 4 spears of garlic in each.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in each.
  5. Place tomatoes in a ramekin and cover with foil.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour (or microwave, uncovered, for 10 minutes)

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I think these might also be great with some vinaigrette or pesto drizzled on after baking.


  1. Ada Ellis on July 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve done a beef foil bake added whole green tomatoes and it was fantastic.
    I also added:
    Sweet onion
    Sweet potato
    Red tomatoes
    Red potatoes
    My family loves the bake….

  2. Thomas W Eaton on August 12, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Search for green tomato (es) along just about any other search term, including baked and the browser fills withan endless list of recipes for “Fried green tomato (es). Even those recipes that are baked turne out to be a variation on the classic F.G.T recipes. I wanted a low carb version, variation, of that recipe; aka no added starch. My own attempts, so far have marginal. I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I gave it a 5, just because it’s original and not the typical “Fried Green Tomatoes” after I try it I’m hopeful that it will remain a 5!

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