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Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes (VRP 004)

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Welcome to a simple yet delicious recipe that combines the hearty flavors of cabbage and tomatoes with the rich taste of American cheese. Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes is a comforting dish perfect for a family meal or as a side dish to accompany your main course.

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Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes

Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes

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Food History

Cabbage has been a staple in various cuisines due to its versatility and nutritional benefits. When paired with tomatoes, it creates a nutritious and flavorful dish. Adding American cheese and buttered breadcrumbs creates a creamy and crunchy texture that enhances the overall dish.

Recipe Discussion

This recipe involves cooking cabbage until tender, then layering it with drained tomatoes in a baking dish. Adding grated American cheese between the layers adds a creamy, melty quality that complements the vegetables. The dish is topped with buttered bread crumbs for a crispy finish. Baked for 30 minutes, this dish achieves a beautiful golden crust and a melding of flavors sure to please any palate.

Serving Suggestions

Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes are best served hot, directly from the oven. They work wonderfully as a side dish with grilled meats or fish. For a vegetarian option, pair them with a robust grain dish like quinoa or a hearty salad for a complete meal.

Preparation Tips

  • Cabbage Cooking: Ensure the cabbage is tender before baking to achieve a soft, enjoyable texture in the final dish.
  • Tomato Draining: Drain the tomatoes to prevent the dish from becoming too watery.
  • Cheese Selection: While American cheese is suggested for its excellent melting properties, feel free to experiment with other types of cheese, like cheddar or mozzarella, for a different flavor profile.
  • Breadcrumb Topping: For an extra flavor boost, mix some grated Parmesan cheese or herbs into the breadcrumbs before topping the dish.

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Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes Recipe

Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes

Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Small head cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups bread crumbs, buttered
  • 1/2 pound American cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook cabbage till tender
  2. Place cabbage and tomatoes alternatively
  3. Add cheese
  4. Top with buttered bread crumbs
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees

Baked Cabbage and Tomatoes are a testament to how a few simple ingredients can be transformed into a dish full of flavor and comfort. Whether you’re looking to add a new side dish to your culinary repertoire or want a tasty way to enjoy some vegetables, this recipe will indeed become a new favorite.

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