Too Many Tomatoes – Not a Bad Thing – 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

When we planted our garden, I knew we needed tomatoes.  We had a few plants at our last house and loved it.  But instead of just getting the big, traditional tomatoes, we also planted 2 cherry tomato plants. Planting the cherry tomatoes was amazing. I highly recommend planting those if you are looking for something to plant that spreads out the harvest.  With our traditional tomatoes (roma), I’ve only had about 5 that I’ve picked. With cherry – there’s always a steady supply of ripened tomatoes.  They’re also easier to prepare in my opinion. Rinse, halve, and add to your recipe!  Below are recipes we’ve had at home and they’ve been Farmer Dells approved.  So feel free to pin this post, and refer back to it when you have too many tomatoes!

Homegrown Tomato Recipes

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

Alfredo Pasta Bake

I did not actually bake this. I prepared it all, used a jar of alfredo sauce, and added cooked & crumbled sweet italian sausage for extra protein.  Aubrey gobbled this up.

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

Bruschetta (great to make the night before for an easy appetizer!)

  • 2 dozen cherry tomatoes – some halved, some quartered
  • 5-10 basil leaves (depending on size)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (to taste)

Finely chop garlic and roughly chop basil. Mix all ingredients.  Start slowly with salt & balsamic, let sit 10-15 minutes, then taste & add more. Great with crackers or thinly sliced & toasted french bread.

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

Bruschetta Chicken Bake (adapted from this pin)

  • 3-4 chicken breasts, sliced into big bite pieces
  • 2 dozen cherry tomatoes – some halved, some quartered
  • 5-10 basil leaves (depending on size)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 boxed stuffing – chicken flavor
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Use a mini food processor to chop up basil & garlic clove. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and add to baking dish (I’ve been using 9×13). Bake at 350* for 35-45 minutes. Top layer should be brown and cheese melted

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes

Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Skillet

A surprisingly easy & simple recipe. I try to throw in halved tomatoes from the garden as often as possible.

Too Many Tomatoes - Not a Bad Thing - 5 Tried & Loved Tomato Recipes Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini (adapted from this pin)

In place of canned diced tomatoes, use 2 cups halved fresh cherry tomatoes or 2-3 large round tomatoes.  Also use fresh garlic, onions, and basil. And since it’s so comforting, feel free to keep it to make during the winter months with canned & dried ingredients!

 

So feel free to pin this post, share it, and make the dishes!


 

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