Tomato & onion bake with goat’s cheese

Tomato & onion bake with goat’s cheese

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
Family food on a budget in this comforting vegetarian one-dish bake with cheesy topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal346
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre5g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 6 onions, halved (keep root intact)



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 85g white breadcrumb
  • 125g log goat's cheese, crumbled


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place onions in a steamer and cook for 20 mins, or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, put the garlic and olive oil in a shallow flameproof casserole dish or large frying pan. Gently cook over a medium heat for 1 min, taking care not to let it colour. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, sugar and half a can of water. Simmer for about 10 mins until thickened, then season. Nestle the onion halves, cut-side down, in the sauce and simmer for 5 mins more.

  3. Transfer to a baking dish if you need, sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and goat’s cheese, then bake for 20 mins, until bubbling and golden.

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21st Dec, 2019
Made this for the first time last night, and although the tomato sauce was tasty, we all felt it needed more than just onions. A bit one-dimensional.
26th Nov, 2014
This was lovely and easy. I added some chilli spices for extra kick.
6th Apr, 2014
really great. i added goats cheese and roasted the onions and some roasted tomatoes.
24th Nov, 2012
Surprisingly delicious given how cheap and easy it was, will be making this again soon. I added artichoke hearts to make it a bit more interesting.
20th Feb, 2012
Delicious, cheap and very easy . Will be a regular mid week meal in our house now.
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