Prep 50 mins
Cook 30 mins
These make a wonderful side dish...I have even baked these in my outdoor covered gas grill (covered with foil), they are delicious served with grilled meat or chicken.... so awesome!
- 6 medium tomatoes (do not use plum tomatoes)
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- sugar, to taste
- 2 -3 cups fresh steamed broccoli, cooked, well drained and chopped into small pieces or 2 -3 cups frozen broccoli, well drained
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
- 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise (Hellman's is best)
- 2 -3 tablespoons chopped onions
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- swiss cheese (optional) or mozzarella cheese (optional) or colby cheese, grated for sprinkling (optional)
- Set oven to 350°F.
- Wash and dry tomatoes.
- Cut the tops off from tomatoes.
- Scoop out the pulp (careful not to tear the tomatoes).
- Sprinkle the insides of tomatoes with salt, pepper and sugar (use any amount of salt, pepper and sugar desired).
- Invert/turn over on a wire rack; drain for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the well-drained chopped broccoli pieces with the grated Swiss cheese, bread crumbs, 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (if using).
- Stuff the tomatoes with the mixture.
- Sprinkle the tops with chopped onion and more Parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle lightly with shredded cheese (if using).
- Place in a greased baking dish (any size desired to hold the tomatoes).
- Tent very loosely with foil (these can be baked without covering also, if desired).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the tomatoes are tender.
This was very, very good!!! I did everything as the recipe stated, but then after putting them in the oven - found that I did not put the mayonnaise in - I had it out and followed the recipe, but it had been left out of the instructions also. I imagine you add to the mixture prior to stuffing the tomotoes - but with leaving out the mayo, it was still simply fabulous! I am going to make some of these to take on a camping trip, what a treat!!! And they are healthy, I'd say - tomato, brocolli, breadcrumbs, cheese - well not too bad! Loved it and they are beautiful as a side or main course. I made them along with bacon wrapped asparagus and the whole meal was beautiful and extremely tasty. My guest thought would even be better with a little bacon in the brocolli mixture, maybe so, but it is fantastic just like it is! Thank you for a great recipe!
I forgot to rate this recipe the last time I made this with summer tomatoes. I had it again on turkey day, was great.