Tomato Casserole with Cheese

Close-Up Of Tomatoes On Cutting Board
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

This tomato casserole is layered with sliced cheese, onions, and basil. Feel free to use shredded cheddar cheese, fontina cheese, or mozzarella instead of the American cheese.

A few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese mixed into the bread crumbs would be good as well.

What You'll Need

  • 4 ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 6 slices American cheese, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

How to Make It

Heat the oven to 350 F.

Lightly grease a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

Cook onion in a small amount of boiling water for 10 minutes; drain.

In the prepared casserole, layer half of the tomatoes and half of the onions. Sprinkle with half of the salt, pepper, and basil. Top with half of cheese. Repeat layers.

In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over top of casserole.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the tomatoes are tender.

Tomato cheese casserole serves 6.

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