Our delicious tomato crisp recipe isn’t just for Summer, it’s a perfect Holiday side dish too. The juicy baked flavors of tomatoes with our savory crisp topping makes this a wonderful potluck dish to share. Looking for a great Holiday dish to bring? This simple baked tomato casserole is it! We also share some images of our garden when Summer tomatoes are booming! 

Savory tomato crisp in a baking dish

Tomato Crisp Recipe

Every once in a while two cravings collide and something magical happens. Sometimes it all ends up being one big, tasteless mess and easily forgotten dish. But on occasion, these random food ideas can marry into a lovely dish that we’ll make over and over. So a few weeks ago we were craving a baked tomato dish and aside from our tomato tarts that we love making, the idea of combining a crisp and tomato popped up like a light bulb. We’re introducing, our tomato crisp recipe. It has everything that we love about summer: vine ripened heirloom tomatoes + crisp topping + baked in the oven = perfect savory crisp dish. The math says it all.

If you’re already a fan of fruit crisps (raise your hands high!) and heirloom tomatoes, then combining these two isn’t too far fetched of a culinary idea. Really, the idea of a savory tomato crisp is quite delicious. The juicy, baked tomatoes are essentially and botanically speaking, a fruit anyways. So all you’re really changing is the flavor from a sweet stonefruit or berry profile to a lovely tomato-y sweet flavor. You can visit all our tomato recipes on our tomato page. 

Savory tomato crisp on a spoon in a baking dish

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Chocolate Stripe Heirloom Tomatoes: What are these lovely tomatoes we’re making them with? They’re chocolate stripe heirloom tomatoes and aren’t they a beauty to behold? These chocolate stripes actually did extremely well in the garden, giving off at least 3 dozen medium to large sized fruit. The colors and striping are very striking and the sweet flavors make this at the top of our heirloom tomato list. It’s definitely going to be on the list for next year because they’re the plant that kept on giving.

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Best Tomatoes to Cook for Tomato Crisp?

Roma tomatoes, hot house or tomatoes on the vine or beef steak tomatoes work great. When baking, it’s best to choose a slightly firmer tomato so it’ll still have great texture during baking. If you’re using really ripe and soft tomatoes, you’ll have more of a soft, juicy base. And that’s not a bad thing.

What to Serve with Tomato Crisp?

  • Consider this tomato crisp the perfect side dish to a grilled meat dish or roasts like pork tenderloin, roast chicken or prime rib.
  • This would be a great pairing to a nice vegetarian salad.
  • Serve this on top of pasta! The tomato juices are great to toss with pasta and the crunchy topping is a great texture addition.
  • Either way, the textures of the crisp oats and juicy tomatoes underneath add to the essential flavors and colors of Summer. It can’t be beat.
  • All tomato crisp recipe details are in the recipe box below.
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Savory tomato crisp in a baking dish

Can You Freeze Leftovers ?

We’re not fans of freezing these leftovers. The tomatoes will be very mushy when thawed. It’s best to just store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy them when its fresh and warm as much as you can!

Tomato Crisp

For this tomato crisp, you can either cut the tomatoes into wedges or into slices. The wedges will give you a heartier bite of tomato when eating, and the slices can a be a pretty presentation. 
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  • 2 pounds (907 g) ripe Tomatoes , cut into wedges or sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Cornstarch
  • Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
  • fresh cracked Black Pepper , to taste
  • 3/4 cup (94 g) Flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) freshly grated parmigiano reggiano
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) finely minced Italian Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves , optional
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) minced or crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup (114 g) cold unsalted Butter , cut into ½-inch pieces (1 stick)
  • ½ cup (40 g) old-fashioned Oats


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190° C). Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Put the cut tomatoes into the prepared baking dish. Toss with the cornstarch and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the flour, cheese, parsley, optional thyme leaves, garlic, brown sugar and teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Mix together well.
  • Pinch the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand (or cut it into the flour mix with a pastry cutter). Work in the oats with your fingers until evenly distributed.
  • Spread the crisp topping over the tomatoes. Bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 466mg, Potassium: 406mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1875IU, Vitamin C: 22.9mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 1.5mg

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