Tomato Ricotta Toasts

Toast-for-dinner is one of my go-tos for nights when I have no time, or get home late, or feel incredibly uninspired. And then, every time we do actually have toast, it always feels like such a little treat!

It’s such a simple idea that once you make a few different variations, you’ll have them in your back pocket when you need a quick meal or are having one of those no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner kind of nights.

To make the actual toast, you want to skip the toaster. We’re going to drop a pat of butter in a hot pan and sear these slices up right in that pan. It is 100x better than toaster toast that you put butter on after the fact.

Last week, I shared this boursin cheese appetizer with the Trader Joe’s antipasta tomatoes and we’re using them again for this! You can find them at TJ’s by the canned/jarred olives, and I’ve been scooping them up every single trip to TJ’s – they’re so good! They’ve got a bit of sweetness that is so perfectly balanced out by the buttery bread and savory ricotta!

The ricotta, you’ll just fluff up with a fork and a dash of salt to really bring out those flavors. Then, top each toast with a little bit of basil and you’re done! A meal ready in about 5 minutes.

For another toast idea, check out my mushroom bruschetta, which I make the same way just on bigger slices of bread

Tomato Toasts Recipe

The perfect meal when you have no idea what to make! You’ll find these tomatoes at Trader Joe’s near the olives
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Servings 2 toasts


  • 1/4 c Trader Joe’s antipasta tomatoes, chopped if desired
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 c of ricotta, or more
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp chiffonade or chopped basil


  • Heat up skillet over medium heat and melt butter in the pan.
  • Place slices of bread in the butter and toast until golden; flip and repeat. 
  • While the bread slices are toasting, combine ricotta, salt and pepper in a small bowl and fluff. 
  • When toasts are done, remove from the heat and top with ricotta and 2 tbsp of tomatoes on each slice. 
  • Serve with basil on top. 

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