Bacon Cheese Grilled Tomatoes #recipe

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For me, the best part of a BLT is the B and the T. And the cheese. I actually don’t care for lettuce at all. We finally got ourselves a small working grill so I have been facing my fear of grilling. The other night I went out to put some burgers on for my son. I had tomatoes out and was slicing one, and wondered how I’d like them grilled. I decided to make a BLT inspired snack, but no L. And I decided to add cheese, because I love cheese. Here’s how I made the Bacon Cheese Grilled Tomatoes, which are a great side or snack.

Bacon Cheese Grilled Tomatoes recipe


  • 2 tomatoes
  • Olive oil (didn’t measure, maybe 1 tbsp)
  • Italian seasoning (approx 1 tsp)
  • Sea salt (I used a grinder, two twists covered everything)
  • Shredded cheese (approx 1 oz)
  • Crumbled bacon (approx 1-2 tsp)


Heat grill. I had mine on high.

Half tomatoes and place flat side up on foil tray or baking pan.

Drizzle olive oil on tomatoes.

Sprinkle Italian seasoning and then sea salt over tomatoes.

Sprinkle the crumbled bacon on the tomatoes.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese.

Place tray or pan on grill.

Bacon Cheese Grilled Tomatoes

Heat for 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and tomatoes are warm.

Next time I do this I’m going to just try using foil directly on the grill, to save me from having to wash the tray.

What are your favorite snacks or sides to grill? Please leave a comment, I’d really like to know!

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Liz Mays June 4, 2014 - 4:36 pm

That’s pretty darn brilliant. I would totally love this and I’m going to remember it!

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) June 4, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Oh now that’s a snack right up my alley! We grilled pizza for the first time last month, it was so yummy, we’re definitely going to make it that way again some time.

Sheila June 4, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Those look good. Hubby and I would love to try those.

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting June 4, 2014 - 6:10 pm

These look SO SO SOOOO amazing! Totally gonna try these this summer, thank you!

Kathleen June 4, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Awesome idea! We also grill corn on the cob.

valmg June 4, 2014 - 11:39 pm

In foil or in the husk?

Lynsey @MoscatoMom June 4, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Hahaha I am the opposite – I want the lettuce and not the tomato – so I do lettuce wraps with just bacon and cheese LOL

valmg June 4, 2014 - 11:38 pm

People are always amazed to find I don’t really like lettuce.

Sara P. (@SensiblySara) June 4, 2014 - 8:27 pm

I am not a tomato fan, but that is BRILLIANT!!

Margaret Herron June 4, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Oh I totally love to make these grilled BTC They look so tempting and so easy for a vegie and for my Gluten Free family!!!!

valmg June 4, 2014 - 11:39 pm

My youngest is gluten-free and loved them.

Audrey at Barking Mad! June 4, 2014 - 11:08 pm

I’m not a tomato fan at all (unless it’s a sauce type of thing) but mostly everyone else around me is and this is a brilliant idea for our next cook-out!

Kimberly Grabinski June 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

These look amazing and are totally on our next grilling night menu!

valmg June 5, 2014 - 4:32 pm

It’s the bacon that called your name Kim, right? 😉

Kimberly Grabinski June 5, 2014 - 4:35 pm

But of course!

Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already June 5, 2014 - 10:40 am

Oh yummy my daughter would absolutely LOVE these for lunch.

Mellisa June 5, 2014 - 11:20 am

These look really good. We planted tomatoes this year so I will be looking for different ways to cook them.

Tiff @ Babes and Kids June 5, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Such a good idea, and you don’t get all of the carbs with the bread!

Valerie Remy-Milora June 5, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Those look scrumptious! They remind me of a dish my dad makes He uses garlic and herbes the provence and cooks them in a pan very slowly … they are truly divine. I’m going to have to ask him for his recipe and try them on the barbecue… meanwhile I’m going to give these a try 🙂

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted June 5, 2014 - 3:47 pm

We do this but we put the tomotoe right on the rack (well, the higher ones you use for the buns). Yum!

Shell Feis June 6, 2014 - 5:00 am

Yum! I don’t do bacon but cheese grilled tomatoes sound amazing too!

patricia Marsden June 6, 2014 - 7:54 am

M<y daughter=in-law grills up great veggie assortments.


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