Cheesy Tomato Delights
Make it Fun!

Let kids help stuff the cheese into the tomatoes. Imagine that you’re filling a pirate’s treasure chests together!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 8 tomato halves

  • 4 ripe but firm tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) Italian seasoning

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

How To:
  1. Cut tomatoes in half, crosswise and remove seeds. Place halves on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Trim bottom of tomato if necessary to stand tomato straight up.

  2. In a bowl, combine cheeses, Italian seasoning, basil, and a pinch of pepper (if desired). Distribute cheese mixture among tomato halves.

  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and cheese is light golden.


For Leftovers... 

Extras can be chopped up into bite-sized pieces and used in salads, wraps, tacos, etc.