Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

"Great with fresh, home grown tomatoes!"
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photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
6 baked stuffed tomatoes




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Slice off top of tomatoes.
  • Using a spoon, hollow out the tomatoes keeping around an inch of tomato "meat (or whatever its called)" around the bottom and sides.
  • Discard pulp.
  • Turn tomatoes upside down on paper towel to drain.
  • In a saucepan, heat oil, parsley, scallions, garlic, and breadcrumbs.
  • Mix together until just heated through and moist.
  • Place tomatoes in well oiled casserole dish.
  • Fill with stuffing.
  • Top each with a tablespoon of cheese.
  • Brush tomatoes with oil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and tomatoes look done, baste with oil occasionally or when needed.
  • Note: as many people have noted these can be very dry depending on what type of breadcrumbs you use or how long you cook them. I would recommend adjusting the amounts according to what you have read or personal preferences.

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  1. Marlitt
    I really liked this recipe. The directions were great and it was very quick and easy to put together.It tastes very nice , I served it with a pasta dish. I think that next time I make this I will add a few sauted mushrooms for a vegetarian dish or ground meat to moisten it up a little. Made for ZWT7
  2. Nif_H
    These are fresh, delicious and so nice to look at! These took about 5 minutes to prepare and we all really liked the fresh garlic. I used Italian breadcrumbs and a light Swiss cheese. So good!!! I made 4 and we enjoyed these with Recipe #134742. Made for my teammate for ZWT7. Thanks tomsawyer! :)
  3. Kendra Jeans Kitchen
    This is a great recipe Brianna. Thank you for the clear directions and for the update regarding the reviews, that was a big help. Enjoyed every bite! They were so tasty with the swiss cheese.
  4. Chef Stevo
    Very Good and fairly healthy. I used fresh bread crumbs soaked in chicken stock and milk because most reviews said they were dry. They came out very nice and were gone in no time. Thank you tomsawyer for sharing your recipe with us.
  5. Dreamgoddess
    I love stuffed tomatoes, and this recipe didn't disappoint. Wonderful flavor and easy to prepare. Made for the Dining Daredevils ZWT 5


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