Tomatoes with Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Thyme

Tomatoes with Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Thyme | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Tomatoes with Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Thyme | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

This is my favorite side tomato. It has a rich taste, full of the smoky flavor of roasted peppers and creamy cheese. Aside from the bread crumb topping, there is no grain in this, which makes it a nice option for the carb conscious. You can omit the topping, of course. Bubbly cheese is still worthy of any dinner plate.

This is great with a grain salad on the side, or grilled chicken, steak or fish. Your choice. I’m happy with these alone. Leaves room for a bit of dessert!

Vegetarian friends try this with any pasta with fresh pesto sauce. Yum!

Tomatoes with Cheese, Roasted Peppers & Thyme

  • 4 Medium Tomatoes

  • 4 ounces Goat or Jack Cheese

  • 1 chopped Roasted Red Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon Thyme leaves

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Slice the tops off of the tomatoes and hollow out. Season with Salt and Pepper.

3. In a bowl, mix the Cheese, Roasted Pepper and Thyme together.

4. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into the tomatoes.

5. Sprinkle the Tomatoes with the breadcrumbs, and drizzle lightly, with the Olive Oil.

6. Pop them in the oven for ten minutes at 400 degrees.

7. THEN place the pan under your broiler for up to five minutes to lightly brown the tops.

Serving Suggestions

All of these can be adjusted to Vegetarian, or Vegan, by using veggie crumbles and vegan cheese products. 

I think this is the perfect side dish, and have had these for lunch. I love that I can make a tray of these for a party, and they are still delicious at room temperature. If you prefer them warm and gooey, I don’t blame you! They reheat well, so use them when you’re ready and store the rest in the fridge.

Change up the cheese to whatever you prefer and add whatever veggies you have in your fridge. Make it work for you, and your family’s taste.