Cook and activist Mable Clarke serves this craveable side dish at the monthly fish fry she started to save the Soapstone Baptist Church in South Carolina. While the cheese crackers may draw you in, it's the baked tomatoes that keep you coming back for more. When she's cooking for hundreds of guests at the fish fry, Clarke uses canned tomatoes and green chiles for this dish. Since you're likely not cooking for 400, we adapted the recipe to use fresh tomatoes.

Mable Owens Clarke
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 10 minutes. Season with pepper.

  • Combine tomatoes and jalapeños in a large bowl. Spread 1 cup cracker crumbs in the prepared baking dish. Top with half the tomato mixture. Layer on the onions. Top with the remaining tomato mixture. Combine mayonnaise, Cheddar, Parmesan and basil in a medium bowl; spread on top of the casserole. Top with the remaining 1 cup cracker crumbs.

  • Bake until bubbling and the cheese has melted, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 3g; fat 19g 29% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol 16mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 736IU 15% DV; vitamin c 10mg 17% DV; folate 27mcg 7% DV; calcium 97mg 10% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 12mg 4% DV; potassium 202mg 6% DV; sodium 314mg 13% DV.