Oven-Baked “Fried” Green Tomatoes

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SkinnyMs. has ditched the frying pan and excess grease, opting for a healthier oven-baked method.

If you grew up in the South, you understand the appeal of fried green tomatoes. The classic southern dish is a beloved staple in summertime dinners and outdoor get-togethers. The tomatoes deliver a mouthwatering tartness and juicy consistency that pairs perfectly with a satisfying crunch. Unfortunately, traditional recipes have you deep frying the fruit in a boatload of oil, turning a nutrient-rich superfood into a caloric indulgence.

SkinnyMs. has ditched the frying pan and excess grease, opting for a healthier oven-baked method. Sliced tomatoes are coated in a yummy mixture of cornmeal, Parmesan, and savory spices, then popped in the oven until crisp and golden. Baking instead of frying slashes a bunch of calories while retaining amazing flavor. This dish will satisfy your taste buds without sabotaging your waistline.

Whether you’re grocery shopping or scouring your garden for the perfect tomatoes, choose large, firm fruits. A nice beefsteak tomato will yield amazing results.

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Oven-Baked "Fried" Green Tomatoes

Avoid the extra grease with these baked green tomatoes that taste fresh and delicious.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 4 slices
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 4 green tomatoes medium, sliced about 1/4-inch thin
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top.
  • Mix olive oil with panko in a bowl. Add cornmeal, parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne, stirring well to combine, and spread mixture in an even layer on a plate.
  • Dip tomato slices in eggs, letting any excess mixture drip back into the bowl, then press into the breading mixture on both sides to coat and carefully lay on the baking sheet. Repeat with all slices.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, turn over and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
  • Enjoy hot and crispy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4slices | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Vegetarian

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  1. GREAT!!! I am a heart patient, and now can STILL enjoy FGT w/out the grease!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!

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