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    Nov 8, 2014

    19 Foods That Prove There's No Better Combo Than Cheese And Tomatoes

    Sorry, carbs, but you're always gonna be the (delicious) third wheel in this relationship.

    photo from // graphic by Rachel Sanders

    1. Goat Cheese Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese

    Did it ever occur to you that you can have cheese in both the soup AND the sandwich? Well, you can. Get the recipe.

    2. Classic Mozzarella Grandma Pie

    All pizza is great, but this puffy, crispy "grandma" pie makes an especially beautiful bed on which tomatoes and cheese can fool around. Get the recipe here and when you're ready to take things to the next level, try this soppressata & fennel version.

    3. 30-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

    Get ready for serious cheese strings. Get the recipe.

    4. Farmhouse Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Tomatoes & Bacon

    One day in Eden, Eve looked up at God and she was like, "Hold up, is there a reason you couldn't just put tomatoes INSIDE a grilled cheese sandwich?" And God thought about it for a second and he was like, "There is not." Get the recipe.

    5. Panko Mozzarella Sticks & Marinara Sauce

    This recipe is just for the mozz sticks (the important part), so feel free to pair with your homemade or favorite brand of marinara.

    6. Marinated Feta & Tomatoes

    Summer in a bowl, yum yum yum. Get the recipe.

    7. Turkey Sausage Lasagna

    This lasagna isn't the FANCIEST lasagna in the world, but having made it recently I can tell you that it is a very GOOD and DELICIOUS lasagna. You can totally use pork sausage or whatever kind of meat stirs your meat-heart.

    8. Heirloom Tomato Caprese

    The classic for a reason. Use the best tomatoes and mozzarella you can get your hungry little hands on. Get the recipe.

    9. White Bean Tortellini Soup with Grilled Havarti Toasts

    do u think there's cheese inside those tortellinis

    do u

    i bet there is

    Get the recipe.

    10. Savory Romano-Crusted French Toast with Tomato-Basil Butter

    I guess I didn't really know this was, like, a thing you could make? But it is, and we are blessed. Get the recipe.

    11. Tomato & Cheddar Pie

    Apples are overrated. Get the recipe.

    12. Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese

    With grilled avocado, just because. Get the recipe.

    13. Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

    14. Baked Ricotta & Goat Cheese with Candied Tomatoes

    When you have a choice between putting a little bit of cheese in something else and just eating a straight-up huge block of cheese, I think the right decision is clear. Get the recipe.

    15. Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks

    If there's anything on earth better than grilled cheese next to tomato soup, it's grilled cheese IN tomato soup. Plus, if you do it this way you can pass it off as a Fancy Appetizer! Get the recipe.

    16. Easy Chicken Parmesan

    The ultimate cheese-on-tomato-on-chicken puppy pile. Get the recipe.

    17. Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart

    An ideal easy app. Get the recipe.

    18. Caprese-Style Stuffed Tomatoes

    Got your parm, got your mozz, what else do you need in life? Get the recipe.

    19. Tomato Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuits

    There should be a law against making cobbles WITHOUT cheese in them. Get the recipe.