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Tomato, Potato and Mozzarella Bake

Tomato, Potato and Mozzarella Bake

I was trying to think of a side dish for dinner last week, and this simple tomato, potato and mozzarella bake came to mind.  First, I layered thinly sliced tomatoes, potatoes and mozzarella in a casserole dish. Then I sprinkled them with some minced garlic, salt and pepper, and grated Romano cheese before drizzling a little extra virgin olive oil over the top.  I then baked the dish until the mozzarella was melted and bubbly.  It was hard for me to keep from eating the whole thing!

This would be great served with Roasted Pork Tenderloin or Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Flank Steak.

 

Tomato, Potato and Mozzarella Bake

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Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 3 russet potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Bring water to boil, add potatoes and parboil for 5 minutes. Strain. (Note: you want these to be a little underdone so that they wont get too mushy when you bake them in the oven).

3

In a large casserole dish, layer potato, tomato, mozzarella. While you will only have one layer, you'll want to overlap these so that the mozzarella melts over the potato and tomato. Sprinkle with Romano cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil.

4

Bake 20-25 minutes. Cheese will be melted and slightly golden. Serve hot.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Kevin

    This potato bake sounds really good!

  • Thanks Kevin!

  • Wow, this looks delicious! I would have trouble not eating the whole thing too!

    great photo! found you on foodgawker!

  • Thanks Aggie!

  • Looks like a tasty easy side dish to spice things up! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • yum! looks & sounds good :)

  • You’re welcome Suzy!
    Thanks Karla!

  • Jamie

    Yay! Three ingredients I have to use up soon. This looks yummy and I am going to peel potatoes right now. Thanks!

  • Kristi

    I made this tonight. It was good but don’t do what I did – I forgot to salt it and I didn’t put nearly enough mozzarella! I’ll make it again though!

  • Alana

    This looks yummo, I’ll make it for my school (year 8) evaluation test, in australian christmas cooking. :) ‘

  • Darzalliela.

    eno, se am stion tee madro papa no. :)

  • Michelle

    Looks nice, can I add some spinich and onion? i just might steal this :3

  • This is lovely. I’m making it with some heirloom tomatoes I found at the grocery store and a dry jack cheese. I wish I’d thought to use onions, but I did sprinkle the layers with garlic and kosher salt. It smells heavenly.

  • sandy

    going to make this today but wondering about the water. is it to boil the potatoes first then cut them in slices with the skins on?

  • sandy

    oops didn’t print out the directions the first time i looked.

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