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How to Make Cheese and Tomato Burritos

Cheese and tomato burritos are a type of burrito where the primary filling consists of melted cheese and sliced or diced tomatoes wrapped inside a flour tortilla.

It’s a simple yet flavorful combination that highlights the deliciousness of melted cheese with the freshness of tomatoes.

These burritos can be made by layering shredded cheese and tomatoes onto a tortilla, optionally adding other ingredients like onions, peppers, or seasonings, and then rolling the tortilla tightly to encase the filling, creating a delicious and easy-to-make meal or snack.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Cheese lovers, vegans, and anyone in need of a quick meal.
  • Estimated Duration: 20 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Approximately 300 calories per serving, a good source of calcium and lycopene.

About this Recipe

When two classic ingredients like cheese and tomato come together, magic happens. This burrito recipe keeps things simple yet tantalizingly tasty.

Equipment Required

  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Grater (if using block cheese)


  • 4 large tortillas
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup vegan cheese, shredded (or regular cheese if not vegan)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Fresh basil leaves, balsamic glaze


  1. Sauté Veggies: In a skillet, heat olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Cook until translucent.
  2. Tomato Time: Toss in diced tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes or until they become saucy.
  3. Season: Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.
  4. Cheese Please: Add the shredded cheese. Mix until melted.
  5. Optional Basil: Toss in some fresh basil leaves for added flavor.
  6. Assemble: Spoon a portion of the tomato and cheese mixture onto a tortilla.
  7. Optional Glaze: Drizzle some balsamic glaze for extra richness, if desired.
  8. Wrap: Roll the tortilla into a burrito shape.
  9. Serve: Serve immediately, cutting in half if you like for easier eating.

Side Dishes

  • Steamed green beans with almonds
  • Rice pilaf
  • Simple salad with vinaigrette

Storage Options

Wrap each burrito tightly in parchment paper, then in foil. Store in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 1 month or refrigerate for 2-3 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Cheese: Nutritional yeast or vegan mozzarella
  • Tomatoes: Sun-dried tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • Basil: Oregano or thyme

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Cheese and tomato quesadilla
  • Cheese and tomato stuffed bell peppers
  • Cheese and tomato pasta bake


Cheese and Tomato Burritos are a tribute to the simple things in life. They’re quick to make, comforting to eat, and a joy to share. Add them to your recipe repertoire, and relish the delightful pairing of cheese and tomatoes wrapped in a cozy burrito. Enjoy!