Cheesy Green Tomato Casserole

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Cheesy Green Tomato Casserole
Thu, 06-14-2007 - 6:26pm
Cheesy Green Tomato Casserole

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 large green or red tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup white bread crumbs (about 3 slices)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375*F. Generously butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the thyme, mustard, salt and pepper. Layer half of the tomatoes in the baking dish, then cover with half the onions. Sprinkle with half the bread crumbs and cheese. Repeat layering. Melt the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter; drizzle on top. Bake the casserole, uncovered, until the cheese is bubbly, about 45 minutes. Do Ahead Refrigerate the unbaked casserole for up to 2 days. Bake covered for 15 minutes, then uncovered for 40 minutes.

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