Veggie-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe
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Veggie-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

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This tomato recipe is my wife's favorite; she loves when I cook it for her. The tasty, meatless stuffing is perfect for a side dish, or filling enough for a whole meal. —Scott Szekretar, Islip, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 small carrot
  • 1/2 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 to 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 182 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Leaving a 1/2-in. shell, scoop out and reserve pulp. Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, cover and process the carrot, celery, onion, garlic and reserved pulp until finely chopped. In large skillet, saute vegetable mixture and oregano in oil until tender. Add wine or broth; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Stir in the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil.
  3. Stuff tomatoes; replace tops. Place in a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Veggie-Stuffed Tomatoes in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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joshthehoosier User ID: 6935125 92610
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

"Good base for a stuffing, I added quite a few things like sunflower seeds, raisins, scallions, etc, you can check out my exact recipe at"

garendt User ID: 5630495 92609
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"A great summer time recipe for when your garden explodes."

Johnnyaa User ID: 5598725 158703
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"Very good, I added a bit of worcestershire sauce instead of broth or wine to give it a bit of a zing. My girlfriend loved it."

Bushlady2 User ID: 5109286 209851
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"Good recipe! healthy and light on calories. Would probably taste good stuffed into a portobello mushroom."

Luzmir User ID: 5583483 104732
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"I did this recipe last night, was very delicious, my husband loved it... Heavenly flavor, and very easy!!!"

1234stolz User ID: 2174635 104730
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"Family and friends loved it. The only thing I did different was added more cheese, we are cheese addicts."

tinkerbell9902 User ID: 5896539 113344
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Good taste, but texture was to mushy. Maybe I processed my carrots, onions, garlic, etc. too much."

brfarm User ID: 1339144 141474
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"I substituted mozzarella cheese for the Parmesan and sprinkled a bit more on top before popping into the oven. Excellent!"

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