Who said vegetarian meals are boring? Crush BAKERS Mini Cheddars® and add heaps of cheese and chilli to turn plain old tomatoes into el tomate picante!


1 x 33 g packet of BAKERS Mini Cheddars®

12 large Rosa cocktail tomatoes

125 ml finely grated mature cheddar cheese

45 ml coarsely chopped coriander or basil

5 – 10 ml chopped green chillies

45 ml water

45 ml olive oil


24 small whole coriander or basil leaves



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 ºC.
  2. Chop or crush the BAKERS Mini Cheddars® into coarse crumbs and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Halve the tomatoes lengthways and with a teaspoon, hollow the insides out. Chop the removed tomato flesh and add to the biscuit crumbs.
  4. Add the cheese, herbs and chillies and mix lightly.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the tomatoes, pressing the filling lightly down, and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle the water and oil around the tomatoes and place in a hot oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with the whole herb leaves and serve while warm.

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