Easy peasy cheese, onion & tomato buns your child can make

By Penelope Henderson, MSc, RNutr/ 03/30/2023
easy peasy tomato buns

These easy cheese, onion and tomato buns are perfect to make for or with your little ones if they dont like pastry on a quiche. These are cross between a pastry free quiche meets bun recipe.

Tomatoes can sometimes be difficult for your child to like when they are not in a tomatoe sauce or on pizza. However I have made these with my kids and the reaction was ‘they taste like pizza’. Also making them with my son helped him to try pieces of tomatoe and went down a well in his lunchbox.

This blog will share – recipe instructions, and video of how to make it. 

How healthy are tomatoes?

Tomatoes area great source of vitamin C. They are also a great source of lycopene which is an antioxidant. It gives them the bright red colour and helps protect us against disease.


Heres what I have included in this recipe.


I used plain flour in this recipe but your could use self raising or gluten free.


Cherry tomatoes tend to be sweet and prefered by kids so I used this variety. They are also easy for little ones to help chop into pieces.


I always use free range eggs with the lion stamp where possible. The larege number of eggs in the recipe help to give it volume and rise.


Cows milk was used in this recipe but you could use an alternative which would work just as well.

Spring onions

Spring onions are not as strong in taste as other onions so they are a good ingredient to use in cooking with kids.


Cheddar cheese and preferably a mature or stronger one to give more flavour.

Cheese, onion and tomato buns recipe

Cheese, onion & tomato buns recipe FAQ

What ingredients can I swap out?

These can be made gluten free if you use gluten free flour. Also if your child is not keen on spring onions then veggies like peas, sweetcorn or courgettes would work well too.

How do I serve the tomato buns?

These can be served as a snack on their own as they contain 3 food groups. Or they could be served for a meal with some extra foods. For example serve with some starchy food like breadsticks or pasta and some extra vegetables or salad.

How easy is it to make cheese, onion and tomato buns? 

These are very easy to make. Even toddlers could make these with an adult. I would suggest toddlers could get involved with the mixing, whisking, weighing and even chopping with an appropriate knife.

How do I store tomato buns?

Once they are cool you can store them in an airtight container for 2 – 3 days or they can be frozen.

Video recipe

Other healthy tomato recipes


How do you like to use tomatoes in cooking?


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Author Penelope Henderson

Hi I’m Penelope Henderson RNutr Registered Nutritionist specialising in children’s nutrition and responsive feeding therapy.

I am a mum of 2, with over 15 years of experience in nutrition. I support parents to feel confident in how and what to feed their child. I hope you find my recipes and nutrition posts useful, so you can enjoy stress free cooking and mealtimes.

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