**Easy Potato, Tomato, and Onion Oven Bake**
- 4 large tomatoes, halved
- 4 medium potatoes, halved
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or any preferred herb)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
1. **Preheat the Oven:**
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. **Prepare the Baking Dish:**
Choose a baking dish that can accommodate all the halved tomatoes and potatoes in a single layer. Grease the baking dish lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking.
3. **Arrange the Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Onions:**
Place the halved tomatoes and potatoes in the greased baking dish, arranging them cut-side up. Scatter the thinly sliced onions over the tomatoes and potatoes.
4. **Season the Vegetables:**
Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables. Sprinkle the minced garlic and dried thyme evenly over everything. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. **Add the Broth and wine:**
Gently pour the vegetable or chicken broth as well as the wine into the baking dish, taking care not to wash away the seasonings. The liquid should come about halfway up the sides of the vegetables; you don't want them to be completely submerged.
6. **Bake in the Oven:**
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. The tomatoes should be softened and slightly caramelized, and the broth should have reduced.
7. **Check and Adjust:**
Check the bake occasionally while it's cooking. If you notice that the broth is evaporating too quickly, you can add a bit more to maintain some moisture.
8. **Garnish and Serve:**
Once the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded, remove the baking dish from the oven. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the top for a burst of color and added freshness.
9. **Serve Warm:**
This dish is best served warm. You can enjoy it as a flavorful side dish or even as a light main course with some crusty bread.
10. **Optional Variations:**
- For extra flavor, you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese over the vegetables before baking.
- Experiment with different herbs like rosemary, oregano, or basil to customize the dish to your taste.
If you find that the vegetables are browning too quickly on top, you can loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil during the baking process. This will help prevent excessive browning while ensuring that the vegetables cook through.