Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes Recipe

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You'll likely reach for this recipe when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes. The distinctive taste of garlic nicely enhances sweet juicy tomatoes.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 211 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/2-in.-thick shell. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl,combine crumbs, garlic, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Stuff tomatoes; place in a greased shallow baking dish. Drizzle with oil. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until stuffing is lightly browned. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: To make appetizers, stuff 48 cherry tomatoes with crumb mixture; bake for 8-10 minutes.
Originally published as Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p41

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traceycpowers User ID: 3890007 7436
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"My husband and I get this request whenever we have the family together. Even though they take some time to prepare, it's worth the effort!"

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