Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s still tomato season in North Carolina. Take advantage of those low prices and abundance of delicious red tomatoes. Get creative and try new menu items outside of soups, sauces, and salads. You’ve probably heard of stuffed peppers or stuffed summer squash, but what about stuffed tomatoes?  This recipe is great with chicken, fish, or a side salad.  Freeze the excess tomatoes to use for sauce or rice recipes. Enjoy the preparation and dining of this recipe with the whole family. This budget friendly recipe will be easy on your SNAP dollars.

Makes: 4 Servings


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • ¾ fresh French or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced (or 2tsp minced garlic)
  • 6 Tbs finely minced basil
  • 3 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil or cooking spray

  1. Turn your oven on to broil. 
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally. 
  3. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and juice from the tomatoes. 
  4. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, herbs and cheese.
  5. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the bread crumb mixture into each tomato half and drizzle with olive oil or spray with cooking spray 
  6. Place in the oven set to broil, cook for 5 minutes or until the filling is golden brown 

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 full tomato

Calories: 130

Total Fat: 2g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Protein: 6g

Sodium: 390mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Fiber: 2g

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