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Cheesy Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes

 Cheesy Corn-Stuffed Tomatoes
My husband and I look forward to this easy, fresh-tasting side dish in summer when tomatoes are at their best. I love to invite friends over for dinner and serve these colorful tomatoes. —Mrs. Patrick Dore, Burlington, Ontario
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup plain or seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped green pepper, celery and onion
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  • Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato; scoop out and discard
  • pulp. Sprinkle salt inside tomatoes if desired. Invert on paper
  • towel to drain.
  • Combine the bread crumbs, corn, green pepper, celery, onion, cream
  • and butter; spoon into tomatoes. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Pour water into the baking
  • dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until tomatoes
  • are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with plain bread crumbs, margarine and low-fat mozzarella and without salt) equals 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat; also, 131 calories, 108 mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 27 gm carbohydrate, 5 gm protein, 2 gm fat.