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Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes

 Garlic Au Gratin Tomatoes
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
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


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