The most economical way to purchase Cheddar cheese for this Baked Tomatoes recipe is in large block form. Simply shred it in the food processor, then package it in one-cup measures in freezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months.
3 medium tomatoes
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
2 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut tomatoes into halves crosswise. Arrange in a medium baking dish.
Sprinkle seasoned salt over tomatoes; drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
Divide Cheddar cheese over tomatoes, pressing it gently onto each tomato half.
Bake tomatoes until they are heated through and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
Baked Tomatoes tip: If you're in a hurry, save the time it takes to melt butter by using olive oil instead.