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Stuffed Garden Tomatoes Recipe

Stuffed Garden Tomatoes Recipe

These stuffed tomatoes make delicious use of vegetables straight from the garden. As a side dish, they're a mouthwatering complement to any meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 8 radishes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • 1. Cut a thin slice from top of each tomato. Leaving a 1/2-in.- thick shell, scoop out pulp and discard. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Saute the carrot, radishes, green onions, cucumber, peas, parsley, oregano, garlic and salt until the vegetables are tender.
  • 3. Stuff tomatoes and place in a greased shallow baking dish. In a small skillet, melt remaining butter; stir in the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and sugar. Sprinkle over tomatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 236 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.