Cherry Tomato Studded Corn Bread

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Author Notes: Corn and tomatoes go together beautifully. I made my go to corn bread recipe added caramelized onions, queso fresco cheese and studded with baked cherry tomatoes. Its great on its own smothered with melted butter or a dollop of sour cream or have with your favorite soup or stew.I am including my corn bread recipe but use your favorite in its place. Use a 9 or 10 inch skillet to bake the cornbread. sdebrango

Serves 8-10

Tomatoes,onions and cheese

  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup queso fresco grated
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper place tomatoes cut side up on sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, turn off oven and leave tomatoes in for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In cast iron skillet coated with olive oil cook the chopped onions until caramelized. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

Baking the cornbread

  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.Using the same skillet you cooked the onions in add the tbs of butter place skillet in the oven to get hot.
  2. To a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Add milk, egg and oil, onions and grated cheese. Stir to combine. Remove hot pan from oven pour the cornbread batter into the hot pan and place baked tomatoes on top of the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
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about 3 years ago Bevi

This is perfection.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much Bevi!

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about 3 years ago checker

Cornbread is one of my comfort foods. This is going to become one of go-to recipes when I need a steamin' slice of warm tastes-like-home.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks checker, it is for me too! A steaming bowl of chili and corn bread nothing better!

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about 3 years ago Fairmount_market

Sounds delicious! I've added plenty of things to cornbread, but never roasted tomatoes. Thanks for the idea.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much, tomato and cornbread are a wonderful combination.

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Wonderful take on cornbread!!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Delicious combination! All the roasted flavors sound marvelous and I like your suggestion of including a jalapeno.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thanks so much I regret not adding the jalapeno next time definitely.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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The tomatoes look a bit sparse because I had one pound left and the entire bottom layer went bad so I lost at least a quarter of a pound. It will be good as I wrote the recipe and will look a lot better than the one in the picture.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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I love it! The queso fresco is a fantastic touch. How do you think it would work to roast the onions in the oven along with the tomatoes?

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I was going to do that it would work actually better than on the stovetop. I was also thinking of roasting with the tomato a couple of jalapeno but didn't do it. Let me know how the onions work out with the tomato if you roast them together. I think it will be awesome.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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Thanks for the advice on the onions. If you say you got better results on the stovetop, that's good enough for me. A roasted jalapeno sounds perfect!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

I could make a meal of this luscious bread...

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much it pretty much is a meal has everything in one. Thank you again,

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about 3 years ago lapadia

I LOVE this cheese/tomato combination...and cornbread = over the top!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you lapadia. You can't go wrong with cheese and tomatoes.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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I am SO making this for my in laws! They will absolutley LOVE it!!!!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you, I hope the you all enjoy.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I should have added some jalapeno's that would really be good.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much!

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about 3 years ago arielleclementine

what a fantastic idea! sounds perfect :)