Baked Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach and Cheese

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

The tomatoes can be assembled ahead and baked just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally; using a melon ball scooper, scoop pulp and seeds out of each half, leaving enough for a firm shell (discard pulp and seeds).
  2. Turn halves upside down to drain.
  3. Trim spinach and chop in food processor.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown ground beef with onion and garlic (5-10 minutes).
  6. Add the spinach and broccoli; cook, covered, for 8 minutes.
  7. Add the tomato sauce, cottage cheese, salt and pepper; cook for 5 more minutes.
  8. Generously stuff the tomato halves with the spinach mixture and place in a casserole dish.
  9. Top each tomato half with bread crumbs.
  10. Bake until tomatoes are soft and breadcrumbs are browned (10-15 minutes).