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December 9, 2015
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Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomatoes

Two Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomatoes on Plate with Basil Strips

Guys.  

These are basically like little magical garlic cheese morsels without the carbs.  

As a matter of fact, they’ll make you forget that you miss bread. Although, you might like all those calories that bread adds, but I’m guessing you don’t.

 

Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomatoes in Baking Dish

Whenever you’re looking for a simple, tasty, and easy dish to serve at your next holiday gathering, this is it! The aromatic garlic wafts through the house while baking and summons all your guests that dinner is served.

Even in the dead of winter, you get to use ripe and ready California tomatoes because these are hothouse tomatoes from Windset! These greenhouse tomatoes are so red and juicy, you’d think they were picked straight from the field. Ah, the joys of living in this bountiful state.   

 

Red Tomatoes on Vine

Seeing that, are you ready to make your own platter of yummy goodness?

 

Halved Tomatoes

Firstly, cut your tomatoes in half, place face up in a baking dish, and drizzle the tops with olive oil.

 

Halved Tomatoes with Garlic and Pepper on top

Add a bit of minced garlic to each top and cover with salt and pepper.

 

Adding cheese on top of halved tomatoes

Certainly one of the best parts, top each tomato half with the cheese mixture and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

Roasted Cheese on Tomatoes

Another dish I can hardly wait to dig into!

 

Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomatoes on Dish with Basil Strips

Finally, serve a few on a dish and garnish with chiffonade style basil.  That is optional but I highly recommend!  The basil not only adds a festive touch, but the added flavor kicks it up a notch.

 

Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomatoes on Tray with Basil Strips

In order to get this started, go find yourself some greenhouse tomatoes (pssst…. I found mine at Costco) and make some!

 

Roasted Garlic Cheese Tomaotes
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 Tomatoes
  2. 4 cloves garlic
  3. 1 C. Mozzarella
  4. 1C. Parmesan
  5. Olive oil
  6. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Halve each tomato and place in a baking dish cut side up
  3. Drizzle the halves with olive oil
  4. Mince the garlic cloves and place a small amount on each
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Combine the two cheeses and place a heaping amount on each half
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  8. Place under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the cheese
  9. Serve warm.
Notes
  1. Put the leftovers in the fridge and enjoy them cold for breakfast the next morning
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