Herbed Tomato Gratin


Vegetable gratin recipes often have a crunchy breadcrumb or crouton topping. But summer tomatoes are too gorgeous to hide, so we tucked crusty cubes of bread underneath them instead. Plus, the bread soaks up all the juicy tomato goodness. If you can't find marjoram, fresh basil or oregano makes a good substitute.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups crusty whole-grain bread cubes (1/2-inch)

  • cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram, plus more for garnish

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 pounds medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch pan (or similar-size 3-quart baking dish) with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Transfer the bread to a large bowl. Gently stir in cream, 1/4 cup cheese, marjoram, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture in the baking dish. Layer tomatoes on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

  4. Bake the gratin until golden and crispy on top, 40 to 45 minutes. Garnish with marjoram, if desired.

    Herbed Tomato Gratin


Equipment: 9-by-13-inch baking dish

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
12g Fat
26g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 8g 17%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 1577IU 32%
Vitamin C 24mg 26%
Folate 58mcg 15%
Sodium 388mg 17%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 519mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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