Craving a dish that is satisfying, filling, and will make you doubt that it could ever be good for you? Our friends at Double the Spoonfuls have created a one-pot dish using Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes that is sure to be a new family favorite!
This Cheesy White Bean Tomato Bake has garlicky confit Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes, white beans, herbs, and a golden mozzarella and Parmesan top.
There’s really nothing like a recipe that’s equally easy, comforting, and delicious. When it’s made with whole and nutritious ingredients, that’s the best added bonus! This tomato bake is definitely going to be one of our go-to shareable appetizers or easy splittable dinners.
With a simple confit as the base of this recipe, the tomatoes are truly the star here. That is why using great quality tomatoes like the Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes is key! If you’ve ever had fresh tomatoes from a garden like our family has, then you’ll be obsessed with the flavor of Pure Flavor® Tomatoes. Because they are greenhouse grown and provided the optimal amount of light and nutrition, they taste great all year long!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe –
It’s a multi-seasonal use for tomatoes – If you’re craving tomato recipes in the middle of winter using fresh vegetables, this recipe is perfect. The beauty of greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables is that they are available year-round which means your favorite recipes can be made any time of year and you can rely on the delicious, consistent flavor.
It’s really easy! – While there is a bit of hands-on time while stirring the confit, this is still an easy recipe that turns out so satisfying. Plus it’s only in one pan so the clean up is a breeze!
The ingredients are fresh and nutritious. Pure Flavor® Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes, used for the confit, are packed with flavor and accompanied by other whole ingredients. One of the best reasons why you’ll want to use these tomatoes, in particular, is because they are so unique. Unlike other tomatoes, Cloud 9® Tomatoes are distinct due to the incredible sweetness they have. They are sure to elevate your dish from good to great by incorporating this delectable variety into your recipe.
What You’ll Need –
Speaking of ingredients, this recipe has a list of simple and delicious ingredients that truly make this recipe one you’ll keep coming back to again!
Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes – These tomatoes are the ideal sweetness level, break down so nicely in the confit, and are also the perfect red bite-sized tomato you may crave all year as we do!
Olive oil – A base for the shallots and garlic
Shallot – Just a little onion flavor without being overpowering
Garlic –I like to use a good amount of garlic in a confit!
Crushed red pepper – To add a little heat
Thyme – Pairs great with the cooked tomatoes
Basil – Of course!
White Beans – The white beans are key in this recipe to make it a hearty dish that is great to share with others for an appetizer or dinner
Mozzarella – Great melting cheese for a golden top
Parmesan – Adds some sharpness that pairs great with the tomatoes
Bread! – The best for dipping and ease of serving
Check out the full recipe for exact quantities & instructions.
Cooking Tips –
Although this recipe is super simple to make, we do have some great tips for you to ensure that you are successful! I like to cook the confit over low heat and stir frequently to ensure the tomatoes slowly break down. Because I love their flavor, I recommend using Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes as they are the perfect size for breaking down easily in the confit while also leaving some texture. If the cheese is melted but not quite golden yet, you can switch the broiler on and watch closely for 1-2 minutes!
This is a great recipe to enjoy any time and is sure to look impressive on your table. People will think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing the appealing dish and won’t believe how simple it really is! Plus the ease of making everything in one pan means less time is needed for clean up! Whether it’s for a weeknight dinner or a shared appetizer for guests, this is a recipe you’re going to want to add to your rotation on a regular basis and make over & over again!
~ Jackie & Samantha, Double the Spoonfuls