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Heirloom Tomato and Pecorino Gratin

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

6 fresh basil leaves, torn 

1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1/4 cup toasted Italian breadcrumbs 

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay the tomato slices flat and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Arrange the tomatoes in a 10-inch oval baking pan. Sprinkle the basil pieces on top.
  3. Combine the cheese, breadcrumbs and thyme in a small bowl. Sprinkle the tomatoes with this mixture and drizzle the entire mixture with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake the gratin until the top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve.