Cheese and tomato bake

(59 ratings)
Cheese and tomato bake
Cheese and tomato bake
  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 10 mins)
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Use up leftover bread in this tasty vegetarian recipe with melted cheese and sweet tomatoes, all for just under 4 for four.


  • 8 medium slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 120g (4oz) mature or mild Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300ml ( pint) milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2tbsp pesto
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Make a loaf of bread last longer by freezing it on the day of purchase. Wrap the bread in a freezer bag, get rid of any air and seal.


  1. Set the oven to 200C (gas mark 6).
  2. Cut the slices of bread in half diagonally and arrange them in an ovenproof dish. Insert sliced tomato between the bread. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  3. Measure the milk into a jug and add the eggs, pesto and seasoning. Whisk them together with a fork. Pour the mixture over the bread. Leave for about 5-10 mins, for the bread to soak up some of the liquid.
  4. Place the dish in the centre of the oven and bake for 20-30 mins, or until the bake is golden in colour and feels set to the touch when pressed lightly in the centre. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. (Not suitable for freezing).
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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 481(kcal)
  • Fat 26.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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this one was awful no-one ate it and wont be making it again


Looked pretty, tasted like soggy tomato sandwiches from the bottom of a forgotten lunchbox. Uuuggh.


I imagine this would be good cold - rather like a quiche without pastry and could go down well in the kids lunchboxes???? Few dodgy sounding reviews but may still give it a try - particularly as a picnic dish with some chutney rather than base my hopes for a family supper on it


Absolutely delicious if you're a hedgehog from the 1980's. Never again.

Eileen Henderson

Horrible, definitely will never make this again, nothing nice about soggy bread.




But I still did as I had ingredients to use up on my fridge. It came out alright although I over-seasoned it with salt and pepper. I put in way too much salt and it didn't taste all that great, as you could really taste the salt. Anywho, I'd say this recipe was worth a try, if only to clear the frigde out of nearly softening tomatoes, cheese, and eggs almost at the end of their best before date! I love melted cheese (yum!) so put a bit extra on top and it tasted great once it was cooked and melted. The pesto and milk "sauce" wasn't the greatest tasting but it's hard to tell as I said, I put in way too much salt. I will make this again and see what it tastes like, with only a LITTLE bit of seasoning! I'm giving this recipe 4 stars.


However, the recipe seems to be wrong - it says it'll cost you less than £4 to feed 4, but that the ingredients are only for 2 people. Reading through the ingredient list it seemed like a lot for 2 people, so I assumed it meant to have said for 4 people, which was the case! I used only half the amounts of all the ingredients, and it still came up to 2 big portions, possibly 3 portions, but that could depend on the side of your oven dish.


Rank. Dont even bother.

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