Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanksgiving in August: Tomato Dressing

Time for a summer side dish!

In keeping with the theme of Thanksgiving in August, a few days ago I posted my Grilled Turkey with a Balsamic BBQ Sauce.  What a wonderful way to prepare turkey, by grilling it, and the flavor from the BBQ sauce is outstanding!  

Now we need some Thanksgiving side dishes.  So you can't have Thanksgiving dinner without some kind of dressing. Today's recipe is a Tomato Dressing!  The use of tomatoes, cheese, and basil in this dressing just screams summer.  So this is a summertime twist on dressing!

To be honest with you, I was really excited to make this dressing.  You see, I'm not really a big fan of dressing.  I mean it's okay but there are other dishes I'd rather have.  But this dressing?  Wow!  It has actually turned me around, and I just love the flavor combinations.  The bursting hot tomatoes against the bread cubes that are oozing with cheese is something else!

If you love dressing your will LOVE LOVE this version.  Definitely a recipe to keep on hand as it goes with any chicken and pork dishes as well.  A real winner!  Hope you like it.

Tomato Dressing

serves 8

1 3/4 c low sodium chicken broth
1/2 c heavy cream
2 eggs
5 c stale baguette cubes
3 c halved cherry tomatoes
10 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c chopped fresh basil
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a 2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl add the chicken broth, cream, and eggs.  Whisk until mixed.  Add bread crumbs and toss to coast.  Allow to sit 10 minutes until bread is saturated.  Add tomatoes, mozzarella, 1/2 c of Parmesan, basil, and salt & pepper to taste.  

Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 30-33 minutes until golden and bubbly.  Let rest 10 minutes prior to serving.

source: Cuisine Grilling

Shared with:  Weekend Potluck
Foodie Friends Friday


  1. Oooh, I can imagine that tastes lovely. Thanks for the new recipe.

  2. So, my first reaction was 'Did you really turn on the oven?'. However after I stared at the whole plate of food, I said 'Oh heck, I would to if I was making this'. Great job on the flavors.

  3. Looks so good! New follower here and on Facebook! Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  4. Great idea adding the tomatoes, Beth! thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. I found this recipe on 'Walking on Sunshine.' It looks delicious and I AM making it. Tomatoes are my favorite, and this looks like such a great combination!



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