Peaches with Parmesan

peaches-with-parmesanPeaches with parmesan is an old family recipe. Well, I can’t say there’s a written recipe but I’ve been eating them since I was a little kid. My mother would take fresh peaches from a local orchard, split them open, sprinkle a bit of Kraft parmesan cheese from the green bottle on top and broil them in the oven.  I some how remember this as a side to pasta and red sauce.  I’m not sure how true that is but it’s how I remember it.  Why would we eat something so hot in the summer and use the oven as well? Memories have a way of mushing together sometimes. peaches-grilled-peaches

With August just a day away, peaches are upon us here in DC.   I love juicy peaches. That sweet juicy first bite of a peach sums up summer in one mouthful.   I thought I’d update my mother’s peaches with parmesan recipe just a bit.   Converting the recipe to using grill keeps the heat out of the kitchen.  (I love grilling so much that if I could figure out how to scramble eggs on the grill I might do so.) Parmesan-grilled-peaches

 It’s a very quick side when grilling the peaches.  I split the peaches to pit them, brush the cut sides with olive oil, and grilled them for about 2 minutes until nice grill marks formed.  Then I sprinkled a little fresh parmesan on the freshly grilled side and put the skin side down on the grill for another 2 minutes.  In the blink of an eye, this delicious side is ready to serve.  I ate mine with a giant salad and a grilled chicken breast. Delicious! peaches-with-parmesan

Peaches with Parmesan

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 half a peach


  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Preheat grill to high
  2. Cut peaches in half and remove the pits
  3. Brush cut side of peaches with olive oil
  4. Grill for 2-3 minutes until grill marks are made
  5. Take peaches off grill and add about 1 tbsp of parmesan to each grilled peach half (filling the hollow)
  6. Return peaches to grill with skin side down on the grill for approximately 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling
  7. Take off grill and serve

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