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"I received the recipe for this rich bread-and-tomato dish from a relative," says Gloria Bisek of Deerwood, Minnesota. "We love it in fall when tomatoes from our garden are plentiful. It's a favorite at potlucks, too," she adds.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 cups soft bread cubes
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

Place a single layer of tomatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. in a large bowl, combine bread cubes, 2 cups of cheese, bacon, butter, celery, onion, eggs, garlic salt and oregano; mix well. Spoon over the tomatoes. Top with remaining tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Mozzarella Tomatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p22

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 370 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 cups soft bread cubes
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  1. Place a single layer of tomatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. in a large bowl, combine bread cubes, 2 cups of cheese, bacon, butter, celery, onion, eggs, garlic salt and oregano; mix well. Spoon over the tomatoes. Top with remaining tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Mozzarella Tomatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p22

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