Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Cups


  • 4   slices bacon
  • 12   slices firm white sandwich bread
  • 2   green onions
  • 3-4   firm ripe plum tomatoes, divided
  • 4 oz (125 g) Swiss cheese (1 cup/250 mL grated), divided
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) light mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Cook bacon in (8-in./20-cm) Sauté Pan over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Roll up bacon in paper towels and squeeze to crumble; set aside. 

  2. Meanwhile, remove crusts from bread with Utility Knife. Press 1 bread square into each well of Brownie Pan (see Cook’s Tips). 

  3. Thinly slice green onions; set aside green tops for garnish. Place remaining onions in Classic Batter Bowl. Cut 2 of the tomatoes in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Dice tomatoes; add to batter bowl and set aside.  

  4. Slice remaining tomatoes into 12 slices with Simple Slicer on #3 setting. Using Microplane® Adjustable Coarse Grater, grate cheese.  

  5. Add ½ cup (125 mL) of the cheese, bacon and mayonnaise to batter bowl; mix well with Small Mix ‘N Scraper®. Using Medium Scoop, fill each toast cup evenly with tomato mixture. Top each with 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese.  

  6. Bake 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onion tops. Serve with Mini Nylon Serving Spatula.  


  • 12  servings of 1 appetizer 

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving (1 appetizer) : Calories 170, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 4.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 290 mg, Carbohydrate 13 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 8 g

Cook's Tips:

The Brownie Pan maintains the shape of the bread squares while baking (see Step 2).

Instead of throwing out the leftover crusts, make breadcrumbs! Process crusts in Manual Food Processor; place in resealable plastic bag and freeze.

For added flavor, you can add ½ tsp (2 mL) Smoky Applewood Rub to the tomato mixture in Step 5.

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