One of the things I look forward to about spring/summer are fresh tomatoes. I plant several varieties every year to try and keep up with my tomato obsession. Because of our uncharacteristically warm weather this year several of them have already have bloomed and are beginning to produce tomatoes. It won’t be long until I’m enjoying fresh tomatoes. I hope everyone is as excited about tomato season as I am. To get geared up for the flurry of tomatoes we’ve put together 15 of Family Kitchen’s tastiest tomato recipes. Everything from a tasty brie en croute with tomatoes (pictured above) to pizzas, pasta, frittatas and fish. You can find those recipes and more more after the jump.
Grilled Cheese with Smoked Mozzarella Roasted Tomatoes 1 of 15Want a grown up grilled cheese? Try this smoky mozzarella combined with sweet roasted tomatoes and peppery arugula. One bite and you won't look at grilled cheese the same way.
Make grilled cheese with roasted tomatoes
Scallopped Tomatoes 2 of 15Who doesn't love scallopped potatoes? Here's a tomato version of that classic that will have you saying potato who?
Make scallopped tomatoes
Oven Roasted Tomatoes 3 of 15Oven roasting your tomatoes brings out it's sweetness. It's worth the wait not to mention your house will smell divine. Trust us.
Make oven roasted tomatoes
Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes 4 of 15This will quickly become one of your pizza night regulars. So "meaty" you won't even miss the actual meat.
Make pizza with spinach and tomatoes
Kale and Parmesan Frittata with Tomatoes 5 of 15Who says breakfast has to be boring? This kale and Parmesan frittata with tomatoes is packing a big healthy flavor punch.
Make kale frittata with tomatoes
Ultimate Burger with Roasted Tomatoes 6 of 15Grab the napkins, you'll need it with this ultimate burger. Roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and smoky chipotle ketchup. Who wants one?
Make ultimate burger with roasted tomatoes
Brie en Croute with Sun Dried Tomatoes 7 of 15You'll be the hostess with the mostess when you serve this beautifully scrumptious appetizer. You don't have to tell them how easy is was to make.
Make brie en croute with sun dried tomatoes
Grilled Swordfish with Heirloom Tomatoes 8 of 15Looking to add more fish to your diet? Try this gorgeous and good for you grilled swordfish with heirloom tomatoes.
Make grilled swordfish with tomatoes
Baked Summer Tomatoes with Herbs 9 of 15Add a salad to these beefy baked summer tomatoes with parmesan and herbs and you'll have a perfect summer meal.
Make baked tomatoes with herbs
Pesto Pasta with Peas and Cherry Tomatoes 10 of 15Need to get dinner on the table quickly? Try this pesto pasta with peas and cherry tomatoes. Beautifully delicious.
Make pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes
Stewed Kale and Tomatoes 11 of 15If you're not on the super food kale train you should be. It's good and good for you. Serve this stewed kale and tomatoes over pasta for a filling meal.
Make stewed kale and tomatoes
Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes 12 of 15Fish and tomatoes go beautifully together. The light flavor of salmon and sweetness of tomatoes make this a keeper.
Make grilled salmon with tomatoes
Pesto Roasted Tomatoes 13 of 15Need a simple summer side dish? Try these pesto roasted tomatoes. They go with just about anything you'll be serving this summer.
Make pesto roasted tomatoes
Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomatoes 14 of 15Simple and satisfying. San Marzano tomatoes pepperoncino and fresh basil = buonissimo!
Make spaghetti with San Marzano tomatoes
Homemade Canned Tomatoes 15 of 15Have more tomatoes than you can eat? Can them! It's not as hard as you think. And once you're done you'll have them to enjoy year round.
Make homemade canned tomatoes
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Photo Credit: Shaina Olmanson