Roasted Tomatoes on Goat Cheese with Toast is my new favorite obsession. There is something magical about the combination of tomatoes and garlic cloves that have been roasted in the oven. The sugars in the tomatoes and garlic caramelize and oh, how wonderful they taste. You cannot get this flavor any other way.
The best part of Roasted Tomatoes on Goat cheese with Toast is, well, the toast. Buying a really good bread is key. The other important step is making it, toast. You can’t just toast this bread in your toaster. You need to butter the bread and then place it in a frying pan. Cook it until it is a golden brown on one side and then repeat this process again on the other side. Sooo good!
How to Make Roasted Tomatoes on Goat Cheese with Toast
1. Roast the grape tomatoes in the oven. Pour the tomatoes in a dish where they can all be in one layer. There can be a few that are stacked on top of others but the tomatoes will caramelize better if they are all getting the same heat at the same time.
2. Sprinkle on the olive oil and then add the spices. I used dried herbs when making this. Sometimes dried rosemary comes in long pieces. I used the bottom edge of a wooden spoon and smashed them into smaller pieces. You can use fresh herbs if you like. I struggle to keep fresh herbs, well, fresh. It seems like they go bad before I actually make the dish. Dried herbs are always available in my pantry.
Too much garlic? Is that possible?
3. Peel the cloves of garlic and add to the tomatoes. I love roasted garlic, so I added a lot. Adjust the recipe to your liking. Once you add the garlic, stir everything to get coated with the herbs and olive oil.
Remember to cut off the hard edge of the garlic that is attached to the bulb. Lately, a lot of my garlic has had some bad spots on it. Cut these off before adding to the tomatoes.
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4. Place the dish in a 400° oven. Leave it in the oven for 15 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven and stir everything. Put the dish back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
The easiest way to cut goat cheese is with dental floss or a piece of thread.
5. Get the goat cheese ready. Cut the goat cheese and place on a large serving dish. You can use dental floss to cut slices of goat cheese or a knife. You get cleaner slices with dental floss or a piece of thread. A knife will give you ragged edges, but it doesn’t really matter because the tomatoes cover everything and melt it.
6. Toast the bread. You can use a toaster, but I recommend using a fry pan. Spread butter on each side of a good piece of bread. I love using the French Country from Costco or Harmon’s. Sourdough bread from Harman’s on the no. 15 slice is a great choice, too. A thick piece of bread toasted to a really good crunch is the only way to eat this.
Put the buttered piece of bread in a fry pan on medium heat. You want really crispy bread with brown spots. Flip over and brown the other side. The bread does not have to be hot when you spoon on the tomatoes, but you don’t want it cold either. Start frying the bread after the tomatoes and garlic are in the second 15 minutes of cooking.
*If your butter is not soft, you can get it soft by putting it in the microwave. Push on cook power and then number 1. Then push cook time for one minute. Leave the butter in its wrapper and then turn it over and do it again. Perfect softened butter.
7. The tomatoes are done when they have all popped and some of them have crispy edges. You also want the garlic to be almost clear and translucent. This is when the fun begins.
8. Pour the tomatoes over the goat cheese and then scoop up some cheese and tomatoes on the toast. Take a big bite and please rate this recipe and leave a comment whether you liked it or not. I want to hear from you.
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Roasted Tomatoes on Goat Cheese with Toast
- 1 lb. Grape Tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp. Rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. Thyme
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Pepper
- 6 Cloves Garlic
- 5 oz Goat Cheese
- 1 Loaf French Bread or Sourdough Bread
- 1/4 Cup Butter softened
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Pour grape tomatoes into a dish so everything is one layer.
- Sprinkle with olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Take the skins off the cloves of garlic. Cut off the bulb end of each clove of garlic and add them to the dish.
- Stir so everything is coated with olive oil.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake another 15 minutes.
- Butter the bread and fry in a frying pan to get it very crispy like a grilled cheese.
- Slice the goat cheese and place on a platter.
- Pour the tomatoes when done on the goat cheese.
- Scoop the cheese and tomatoes on the crispy toast and enjoy. YUM! *I often double this recipe because 1 pound of tomatoes is never enough.