Heirloom Tomato and Pecorino Gratin

I recently was watching one of my favorite shows on Food Network, The Kitchen, when I came across this fantastic recipe – Heirloom Tomato and Pecorino Gratin. It’s so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It also has just a few ingredients!

This Heirloom Tomato and Pecorino Gratin makes for a wonderful side dish. I even brought the recipe into work the next day to share with my coworkers who love to cook because I loved it so much.


Serves 4


  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch think slices
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • 6 fresh basil leaves torn or chiffonade cut
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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.

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.

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian (Food Network)


Comment below if you’ve tried this before or have a favorite gratin recipe you would like to share!


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