Cherry Tomato, Basil & Balsamic Sauce French Toast

Toasting gives dishes a nutty undertone.
savory french toast cherry tomato basil balsamic sauce

Recipe by Rachael Ray

  • 4Servings


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or grated
  • 2 pts. (4 cups) cherry tomatoes or 2 packages (12 to 14 oz. each) cherry tomatoes on the vine, halved
  • Salt and black pepper or crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup (a handful) fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic drizzle (buy my balsamic drizzle at or aged balsamic vinegar


In a skillet with a lid, heat the oil, two turns of the pan, over medium-high. Melt the butter into the oil, add the garlic and swirl the skillet until the garlic is fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cover. Cook, shaking the skillet occasionally, until the tomatoes break down, 10 to 15 minutes. Uncover, reduce the heat to medium-low, stir in the basil and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, 5 to 10 minutes more. Stir in the balsamic drizzle. Spoon over the Savory French Toast.

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