Tomatoes with Herb Stuffing Recipe
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Tomatoes with Herb Stuffing Recipe

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This recipe uses hollowed-out whole tomatoes as cups for savory bread stuffing.—Faye Wortman, Evansville, Indiana
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups each cubed day-old white, whole wheat and rye bread
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 8 medium tomatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 219 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the bread cubes, parsley, sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Add broth; toss to coat.
  2. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain. Spoon about 1/3 cup stuffing into each tomato. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Place remaining stuffing around tomatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tomatoes with Herb Stuffing in Taste of Home June/July 2005, p48

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HBcook User ID: 2966570 61083
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"Great recipe! I missed the part about EACH for the bread and only used a total of 2 cups. I can't imagine getting 6 cups of stuffing into 8 medium tomatoes!"

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