Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

These tomatoes are absolutely delicious. It is based on a Donna Hay recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (or 350F).
  2. Cut the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out the pulp, reserving the pulp.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and saute onions until lightly browned.
  4. Add tomato pulp and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in eggplant and simmer for 5 minutes until tender.
  6. Add breadcrumbs, parsley and season to taste.
  7. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove pan from heat and beat in cheese.
  9. Stir in eggs and mix thoroughly.
  10. Spoon mixture into each tomato shell and arrange in a greased, ovenproof dish.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

For those who are wondering, tasty cheese is an Australian term and refers to any well-flavoured or matured cheddar cheese, but I used parmesan as that's what I had on hand. I halved the recipe for a light Saturday night dinner for two. I don't know how 'Turkish' it is, but it's certainly tasty. One hint - it does need plenty of seasoning.

Kookaburra May 25, 2007

Made this as a vegetarian main dish. Used half tomatoes and small round zucchini which I stuffed with the mixture. I did add a crushed garlic clove together with the onions. Served it with rice...delicious!

Pets'R'us August 07, 2004

what exactly is meant by "tasty cheese"? lots of cheeses are tasty, but I wonder which one was originally intended. Any ideas?

Asma July 24, 2006

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