Baked Tomatoes Stuffed With Spinach and Cheese

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

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

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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).