Yesterday, January 20th, was National Cheese Lover’s Day, but I have to be honest and say that I really don’t ever need an excuse to eat cheese. It is my all-time favourite food and one of the things I love about it is its versatility. Whether I want to whip up a fancy appetizer such as brie baked in puff pastry or a hearty dinner like homemade lasagna, it’s just a simple fact in my mind that cheese makes everything better.
But while there are plenty of more time-consuming cheese recipes that I love, in this household quick and easy meals are always a top priority. The Kraft Canada website is a constant source of inspiration for me since the recipes, in addition to being delicious, are always so simple to prepare. Of course, I also have a few tried-and-true easy dinner recipes of my own and Kraft cheese is a sure-fire way to make them even better!
That’s why I decided to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day and the start of a new year by making an incredibly simple and delicious Tomato Cheese Bake. With just three ingredients, this tasty dish makes a great lunch or light dinner, especially when paired with crusty French bread and a fresh green salad. And it’s even gluten-free!
Tomato Cheese Bake
- 4 to matoes
- 1/2 cup Kraft Real MAYO Mayonnaise
- 4 oz. Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese grated
- 4 oz. Cracker Barrel Mozzarella Cheese grated
- Dried parsley to garnish optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice tomatoes thinly and place in shallow baking dish. Spread mayo over tomatoes.
Top with grated cheese and bake 20-25 minutes, until bubbling.
Garnish with dried parsley, if desired.
Serve with French bread and green salad.
If desired, substitute 8 oz. Cracker Barrel Marble Cheese, grated, for cheddar and mozzarella.
This recipe is one that my mom used to make when I was younger and it always amazed me how the three ingredients combined so perfectly. It seems almost too simple to work, but the results speak for themselves! Generally I make this dish with a blend of old cheddar and mozzarella cheese, but to make the meal even simpler, I often also use Cracker Barrel Marble Cheese.
I love making this dish in the summer using garden tomatoes since their flavour is so much better, but it’s also a great winter meal (especially using organic vine-ripened tomatoes) since the flavours and lightness of the dish remind me of summer while still being filling and warming. It’s just one more reason I love cheese; it’s great for any season!
For more delicious cheese recipes, make sure to head to the Kraft Canada website to find a few new favourites for your family. Personally, I’m going to be giving these BBQ Cheddar Chicken Roll-Ups a try! Not only do they look like a lunch I would love, but I’m sure they’ll be great at helping to ensure my son doesn’t end up with lunchbox boredom at school too. Though to be honest, if it’s a recipe that involves cheese, it’s sure to be a hit in this house!