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BLT Bites Recipe

BLT Bites Recipe

These quick hors d'oeuvres may be mini, but their bacon and tomato flavor is full size. I serve them at parties, brunches and picnics, and they're always a hit...even my kids love them. —Kellie Remmen, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley


  • 1. Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 16-20 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 113 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 263392
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"I made these to take to a party and they were a hit. I cut a small piece off the bottom of each tomato so they would sit up. I used a 1/8 teaspoon to scoop out the insides. I pulsed the filling in my food processor and used a ziplock bag filled and with the end snipped off to fill the tomatoes. They do take time but worth it. Everyone loved them."

lilbittyprast User ID: 3326457 252800
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"love these have made them many times"

sahotrum User ID: 8898918 251727
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"I love this recipe and have made it several times in a couple of different ways. It's very versatile, easy to make, and can be used as a dip or spread. Typically I'll forego the cherry tomatoes altogether (to save time) and I'll use it as a dip for cucumber slices or carrots. I often double the mayo, parmesan, and green onion, and add about a tsp of garlic powder. I've also added shredded cheese to it as well. Tonight I'm going to a work party and I'm going to try spreading it on a ritz cracker and topping it with a bit of tomato."

htrimnal User ID: 2173940 250618
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"I substituted cream cheese for the mayo and made two batches, one with regular cream cheese and one with herb cream cheese. I did have to work the cream cheese in a bowl with a spoon or small spatula to make it pliable, but I knew that would be necessary. The only downside of this recipe was the treatment of the tomatoes - it took quite a bit longer than expected. I had followed some other reviewers' advice and cut a small sliver off of the bottom so they would sit upright more easily. But then I ended up plating them on frilly greens, so that was a wasted step. Cleaning them out still took some time. BUT, for a no-cook recipe, it got great reviews, is very pretty, and I will definitely make it again (but will edit my tomato trimming :)"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 248988
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"These were good. I shortcutted and bought Real Bacon bits (said 50% reduced fat on the bag). I didn't get as many tomatoes out of the recipe, mine were gigantic though they were marked cherry. Swapped mayo out and used sour cream."

christinesjg User ID: 8454221 235202
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"Big hit at recent open house - especially with gluten-free crowd! Big bacon flavour"

shaygri User ID: 7514173 232086
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I have made these for many years and they are always a hit. I really wish would people wouldn't criticize recipes without trying them first. Also if you think there is too much of a certain ingredient, bacon for example, don't make it."

jmrogreen User ID: 3115187 231647
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"These are amazing! I made these for my in-laws anniversary party and they were gone within minutes. I used precooked bacon pieces for convenience and a grapefruit spoon to hollow out the tomatoes."

grama8 User ID: 6582863 229724
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"These are really good but preparing the tomatoes is tedious a lot of work for a one bite snack. Will do the filling on crackers or baguette"

fab411 User ID: 7324870 229490
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Shouldn't this have some cream cheese in it or something? It seems to me this would just be an overly salty gob of salty bacon?"

summyb User ID: 3917798 229457
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015

"I have made this recipe for years. Back in 2006 my 16 year old daughter suggested just combining the stuffing ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until combined. I loved the result. It made the mixture easier to stuff into the tomato. We also used the small end of a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the tomatoes. These have been a hit at every holiday party, office party, etc. that I've ever taken them to. I always double the recipe, and there's nothing left."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 228101
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"THese are a very good appetizer! I added some dry ranch powder to the mayo...yumm!"

MsLegal1 User ID: 7724222 228100
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"These are great appetizers and super easy!"

aladynotnamedgrace User ID: 8418982 228095
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"I remember this recipe from 1993.

I've been making these ever since.
this is an easy recipe to have fun adapting to your needs.
Sans mayo = sans fat:
*for those who don't like mayo try a mashed avocado.
Bigge bites can be better:
sometimes I use roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes halves for a variety and heartier serving.
A spicy kick:
for a tiny kick I add three dashes of my favorite hot sauce to the filling
Nothing goes to waste:
when using roma or heirloom tomatoes I occasionally seed, dice and dry the pulp. then genrly fold in to add to the filling. I have found this useful at large picnics to satisfy our heartier eaters without having to make several dozens.
Made it a meal:
I even have made it into a meal by chopping raw boneless skinless chicken breast in my food processor with the blade attachment.
Then fry with cooking spray or 1 or 2 tsp of olive oil or 1 -2 tsp of reserved bacon grease, like you would ground beef..once cooled
I then mix it with the other ingredients.
then fill as usual into the tomatoes...
my children, now grown, loved the BLTC finger food for dinner with a nice side of corn on the cob.
A speedy dinner for busy home chefs:
I make the BLTC bites ahead so weekday dinners are a breeze.
everyone can appreciate a dinner within 15 min or less of arriving home after a hot long summer day"

Bonito User ID: 1630276 220462
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"I made these using roma tomatoes and cut them in half and scooped them out instead of cherry tomatoes - I also added a bit of chopped lettuce - chopped very small - the parm on top is what really makes this - good recipe"

pearl5492 User ID: 8251766 220087
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"So tasty! I have had these before, and decided to make them for a gathering tonight. They were a big hit. I made 40 of them for 4 people and we ate them all. I found tomatoes that were between a cherry tomato and a roma tomato in size. I halved them, scooped them, filled them. Since they were more oval in shape didn't have the problem of them falling over. Instead of parsley I used fresh basil (that would be the "lettuce" in the title.) I didn't quite chop it small enough so sometimes we'd get a blast of basil- yummmm. Next time I would use low sodium bacon because I'm not used to much salt. I wondered about the amount of bacon, but it was fine. Yes, a pound of bacon for 16-20 tomatoes. I used half mayo and half nonfat greek yogurt to cut a few calories. It was a bit time consuming, but I like cooking and baking so it was fine, I find it relaxing."

Mcmad User ID: 2141687 215132
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I have made these for the past few years. They are certainly tasty, and they disappear like magic. Once, they were gone before we were ready to serve them!"

chubbybunny63 User ID: 5616180 214702
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"I'm anxious to make these for Xmas. Eve Party, but they can't possibly use an entire pound of bacon. Maybe a few slices. Use a disposable piping bag, to fill them, and cut a good sized hole in the end, that will still fit in the opening of the tomato."

luquita User ID: 3358463 955
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"These are a big hit at my work potlucks. Because they are so time consuming to stuff the tomatoes, I now by Roma tomatoes, slice into wedges and add the topping. I present this on a tray lined with the lettuce. Big hit at work!!! Also a big hit at the family potlucks! What's not to love about the bites?!"

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 372
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"These were yummy. I got rave reviews and many recipe requests when I made these. Not one was left!"

erincaye User ID: 1530883 951
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"I have been making these appetizers for a few years now. They never last! This is a great appetizer to bring to a party since you don't have to worry about keeping them warm. I have taken other's suggestions and used chive and onion cream cheese instead of the full amount of mayo, and it's great! These are always a hit for the guys too, which is perfect for poker parties, fight nights, superbowl and more. Thanks for the recipe! And SheeDreems... less drama, more cooking."

DayDreamer68 User ID: 4198931 488
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"SheeDreems......why don't you just submit your own recipe instead of writing it here. The delicious little bites of tomato were a great idea, much better and eye appealing than yours sounds"

giovanni916 User ID: 6970755 890
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"sheedreems are you menoposal"

SheeDreems User ID: 1436301 198308
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014 Edited Apr. 25, 2014

"These are very good but could be better if they were actually BLT Bites. I don't know who named these but they aren't BLT's without the lettuce. The second time I made these Instead of parsley I tore or cut up small bite size pieces of lettuce and added it. Why they didn't add small cut up pieces of lettuce to begin with is beyond me - you can always use a food processor to cut up the lettuce to take out some of the labor involved in cutting up the lettuce. This recipe was so much better then the first time I made these! Just because you say they are BLT Bitrs doesn't make it so. Shame on the namer of this recipe. Mine were true BLT Bitrs! Oh, I always add a little salt and pepper to these, just a little. They are a bit labor intensive especially for a person with a bad back. The third time I made them I switched it up a bit due to my back. I made the mixture, leaving out the parsley and added the lettuce. I toasted light whole wheat bread and light white bread, cut them 1/4th and 1/8th slices. I laid a piece of loose leaf lettuce or green leaf lettuce (romain is also good to use) on each slice, topped the lettuce with an appropriate sized tomato slice and topped the tomato slice with the bacon mixture, and if you want to make these look a bit fancier top each with an appropriate piece of bacon without the fat on it - they look wonderful!! I then did the same exact thing with a variety of crackers (Club, Ritz, Triscuits , Sociables, etc.). Every single one of them disappeared before one of my other appetizers were even touched!!! This was soooo much easier, a lot less messy to do and much, much quicker too and you had true BLT Bites!!!"

kykim User ID: 7350005 439
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"This is a hit! You won't go wrong serving this and you will not be taking any leftovers home. Made for a party and folks that weren't big on tomatoes consumed the most. Thank you for sharing!"

nikmyown User ID: 5451622 114
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"I recently made these for a baby shower, they are extremely time consuming but well worth it!!!! I made forty of them and within the first 15 minutes of putting them on the table they were all gone!!!! they look very appetizing and taste wonderful!!! I was a little concern that the mayonnaise was going to be too overpowering but they were fantastic !!! I would recommend these to anyone who wants to make a get together that much more special!! its worth the effort!!!"

rfiesty User ID: 6112572 827
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"These were good, but somewhat labor intensive. I used an apple corer to scoop out the guts of the tomato and it worked well."

Puckmm68 User ID: 6902953 198307
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013 Edited Dec. 16, 2014

"Just made these . AWESOME !!! I didn't think they were that difficult . Used small curved paring knife to take out core and pulp of cherry tomato. My cherry tomatoes were bigger cherry tomato making it easy to fill . Also used a small baby feeding spoon or small relish spoon to fill and it was just the right size to round off the top. The flavor is great I used basil instead of parsley . Diffidently will be making theses Many times in the future.m"

GREckels User ID: 4908376 198306
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"These are delicious. When we take them places people always ask what they are, but once they have one they keep coming back for more."

SSmith14 User ID: 7510229 369
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"This recipe is awesome. I make this every year around the holidays and everyone loves them. I noticed a lot of people are saying it is too time consuming. I have never had this problem due to changes I made in the recipe. I use 1 package of the Oscar Meyer real bacon bits, ¼ cup of mayo, and ¼ cup of chive and onion cream cheese (do not use 1/3 fat, it makes it too runny and does not have as much flavor), I have noticed others do this too. I also use parsley from my spice rack instead of fresh. Everything else is per the original recipe. I use a small paring knife to cut the tops and scrape out the insides. I also use a Ziploc sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner to easily fill the tomatoes. I have been making it like this from day one and they always turn out amazing."

jenny46 User ID: 3489267 198305
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Our family loves these. I have to agree they can be a pain to make. After struggling several times, I finally came up with the idea to use a very large decorating tip and frosting bag. It has to be a large tip opening or the ingredients will hang up. Never thought of slicing off the bottom so they will stand up. Great idea I will try next time."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 153
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I gave these four stars because even though everyone thought they were delicious, they were such a pain to make I can't see ever doing it again."

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 367
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I gave these four stars because even though everyone thought they were delicious they were such a pain to make that I really can't ever see doing it again."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 198304
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"One of my favorites! I made this for my mother and my husband and they couldn't believe that I made it instead of buying it!"

kellybit User ID: 6462384 198303
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"made these several times everyone loves them I do sliver off bottom so they will stand up"

JannieG User ID: 2168704 826
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"While these has a nice taste, it was too labor intensive. I didn't think to take a thin slice off the bottom so they wanted to roll around. I ended up scraping the whole plan, used the tomatoes in a salad and we ate the filling on crackers. If I did try it again, I would use a little larger tomato."

eversbeaver User ID: 2223765 825
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Very tasty! Mine didn't look as pretty. The ratio of bacon to the rest of the filling was a lot though."

sddeck User ID: 7279512 1383
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"These are delicious - everyone loved them when I made them for a family get together. However, these are time consuming which is a big deterrent."

MaryJFisher User ID: 7340573 111
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"Great recipe!"

bradel User ID: 6466677 152
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"This is a good recipe, but as others have stated, it is a whole lot of effort for the finished dish. I don't think I would make it again."

twomoonjct User ID: 5514110 889
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Made these for my daughter's party and they were a huge hit!!!"

sunlover31 User ID: 6043438 438
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I've been making this recipe for many years. The only difference is, instead of parsley, use a nice helping of lettuce (that's the L in BLT!)"

monileisa User ID: 7064816 824
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I loved this recipe and so did my family. My daughter even ate them and she hates tomatoes. :) I added a few things of my own because I had them on hand and it just seemed like they would taste good in there. I used about a half of a sweet onion, half a pack of ritz crackers and two dill pickles. They turned out SO good. I also used some of the insides of the tomatoes because it seemed wasteful throwing it all out. I used the tomatoes that are the size of a golf ball (not sure what they are called) and they seemed to work well with the filling. YUM! The only advice I have is if you are using these as a snack and you are keeping your eye on the amount of calories you are eating during a day to make sure you look at the calories for these because they are about 113 per tomato which is not what I was expecting when I hate 4 of them... :/ But, still super yummy and I will definitely be making them again."

Shreenk User ID: 6156639 198302
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"These are way too much work for what you end up with."

blais User ID: 2963818 1381
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"went with themonica review and was a little upset as we made 250 tomato wedges and they thought it was red pepper, personally I would make again with cherry tomatoes and just for a house pary to much work for a wedding etc.-Lurleen"

FreyaUSA User ID: 5832417 1315
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Awesome awesome recipe! I did end up doing a few things differently. I used the 3 oz bag of precooked crumbled bacon and, because my daughter really dislikes onion, I used fresh basil instead of the green onion and parsley. Also, by the time I was ready to stuff the tomatoes, I had to add almost an entire 1/2 cup extra of mayo! (Cheese absorbed and stiffened everything.) It filled 2 pints of small cherry tomatoes easily. (Used the baggie method.) And, for presentation, I placed fresh basil leaves all over the plate and put these on top. A couple leaves on top...everyone thought it was beautiful. Very happy with this recipe!"

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 389
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Yummy! Awesome! It's a KEEPER!

I've made these a few times and will continue to. I will gently squeeze the tomatoes to scoop out the juice and seeds (they don't look squished.) You can use a piping tool to fill the insides. No matter how you do it - it's worth the work. I have in the past used a bag of dried beans (rinsed and cleaned) to hold-up my tomatoes and layered curly lettuce on top and around the tomatoes and beans to make it look nice. And to the reviewer that asked where the "L" was, this is called a BLT BITE because it "taste" like a BLT sandwhich. Thank you Kellie for posting this. EXCELLENT!"

themonica User ID: 6644556 672
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I don't use the cherry tomatoes, what I do is take a regular vine tomatoes, slice them into wedges, remove seeds/guts, pat dry with a paper towel and dollop the mix on the wedge. Not only does it stay standing up, it is much quicker and you still get all the flavors."

icebaby User ID: 2449584 350
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"I have been making these for yrs. at parties and church dinners. I change them sometimes and use bacon bits , dried onions and chives. Great hit!"

bojo5 User ID: 545662 487
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"very yummy! Big hit at any function. I was asked for the recipe where ever I took them! They are in my "Keeper" file!"

moc2948 User ID: 4901415 653
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"Fantastic. After reading reviews we used a baby spoon to scoop & a zip loc baggie to fill. As for Sloose & the lettuce we set tomatoes on a bed of lettuce(helped them to stand). Went great with the gillled london broil. Can't wait for my tomatoes to grow. No changes. Thanks for sharing."

Alex280 User ID: 6666208 482
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012


sloose User ID: 2466788 822
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"These are B L T Bites? Where's the L? There's no lettuce in the list of ingredients."

hardycon User ID: 6658259 650
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"I made these for a baby shower and they were delicious. A friend told me that if I chopped up the bacon before I cooked it is would be lots easier than crumbling cooked bacon and it cooked faster as well!"

jampbp User ID: 4188681 109
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I made these for a halloween party this year and they were a huge hit! I had several requests for the recipe. I made a couple minor changes and used real bacon bits instead of cooking and crumbling bacon. This saved a lot of time and was much more convenient. Also, I don't think I used quite as much Parmesan as the recipe calls for. Another tip is that I used a 1/8 teaspoon to hollow out the tomatoes instead of a regular spoon, it's smaller and worked much better. I'll be making these for many more events/parties!"

Chuckles21 User ID: 6400781 947
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Okay, but I used grape tomatoes because they were all I could find...wouldn't recommend that. They were too small and most of filling was not used. While tasty, it was finicky to get the filling into the tomatoes themselves. Would make again but use bigger tomatoes. The filling however was very yummy to munch on after."

6Lindseys User ID: 6361193 151
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"These taste awesome! They are a bit of a pain to try to stuff in the little tomatoes. I am going to make them for a Christmas party, but I will have to prepare the tomatoes at home and fill them once I arrive. I will put the bacon through the food processor and put the filling in a piping tool. I think it will make it much easier and less messy than trying to travel with them already prepared."

joyce50 User ID: 1656680 486
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"looks beautiful too"

dkelly23 User ID: 4761099 198301
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Very tasty, but I would not make it again. I selected this for a picnic because it was labeled as "quick". Not so much. The filling only took about 5 minutes but it took me over an hour to prepare them with the cutting, scooping and filling. Then I had to cut the bottoms because they would not stand up on the platter. This led to some casualties because some of the tomatoes just weren't big enough which meant I had to make even more. Very tedious and time-consuming work for 25 bites of tomato."

hotrums User ID: 6183745 365
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"My husband and I make this recipe for almost every gathering we go to. However, because neither of us are very fond of tomatoes, we've replaced them with cucumbers and use the filling as a dip."

shelleyshain User ID: 3118380 558
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2011

"I have made these several times. I do add chopped water chestnuts to the filling."

Summy User ID: 1386846 349
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I've made these for years. One of my most requested appetizers. I might even use "administrator's" idea, but modify it further by mixing chopped tomato in with the filling and serving as a dip!"

administrator User ID: 1996148 484
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"After making the Bites, I had a brainstorm. For summer fresh tomatoes, cut thick slices of big tomatoes, place on a butter lettuce leaf, spoon the BLT filling over the tomato, decorate with chive straws and serve as a salad. Divine."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 479
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"These were absolutely wonderful.The filling went farther than the recipe shows. I took the suggestion and used a little of the chve and onion cream cheese spread for part of the mayonaise. I took them into work and they were gone within 1 hour. I will definitely keep this recipe handy!"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 198300
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"These were absolutely wonderful.The filling went farther than the recipe shows. I took the suggestion and used a little of the chve and onion cream cheese spread for part of the mayonaise. I took them into work and they were gone within 1 hour. I will definitely keep this recipe handy!"

Hikgirl User ID: 4003892 150
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"Have brought these to many events and they always disappear. I cut the bottom of the tomato, very slightly, so they stand up better in the pan. Plus, they are bite size and not messy, perfect for summer get togethers!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 483
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"I've made these several times w/ a few changes. Pick larger cherry tomatoes b/c it's easier to scoop out the pulp w/ a grapefruit spoon. To save the hassle of cooking bacon, use a 3oz package of Oscar Meyer real bacon bits (not pieces), or less if you choose, and 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup of chive and onion cream cheese. The rest is per the recipe. Can make ahead and refrigerate. Delicious!"

sarannah13 User ID: 6014482 363
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Made these for a Memorial Day party and they were all the rave, everyone enjoyed them!"

mothernaturebert User ID: 5529967 387
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Awesome!!!!! I have made these twice and wouldn't change a thing."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 888
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I made these for a dinner party and everyone loved them. They're so yummy and cute. I used a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon to scoop them out, it worked really well."

denim doll User ID: 5928001 437
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I served these at my dinner party last night - they were a huge hit... easy to make, even better to eat!! I used a cake decorating bag to squeeze the filling into the tomatoes after I scooped them out and drained them - YUMMY!!"

mszabo323 User ID: 5390779 337
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"I had a hard time scooping out the tomatoes and got frustrated so, I chopped up the tomatoes and just mixed all ingredients together and spread on crostini ... everyone loved them and asked for the recipe!"

ilastrapes User ID: 5325283 316
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"Takes a little while to prepare but worth it! My kids loved it and they don't even like tomatoes!"

k9caine User ID: 5725619 481
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"I made this recipe for the first time on New Year's Eve and everyone LOVED IT! In fact my neighbor asked for the recipe and wants me to make them for a party later this month."

Nikki Johnson User ID: 5770884 669
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"This recipe was a hit at my Christmas party!!! Everyone was like this is so delicious and once my mother told them how long it takes they all were like can I please have that recipe. I passed it along so this is going to be a hit at other peoples gatherings! :)"

HeidiGrogan User ID: 1818368 299
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"These are fantastic! I used a little larger size tomato, the campari tomato, rather than the cherry tomato. This made them both easy to remove the "guts", as well as having a larger opening on top, which made them easier to fill with a small spoon. No need then to use a plastic bag to put the filling in. The amount of filling works out perfectly for 20 campari tomatoes. Delicious!!"

tracy24 User ID: 1017896 198299
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I have never been asked to share a recipe. Two people asked for this recipe after my company Christmas party!"

pallen0703 User ID: 4481064 664
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"This was the favorite!! Everyone wanted the recipe- So much flavor!!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 884
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"I have made these every Christmas since they appeared in TOH. If I forget, I'm quickly reminded by my family. Labor intensive, but so delicious. My daughter was in charge of making these one year, and she took the filling ingredients and put them in a food processor, and pulsed until coarsely chopped. What a time saver! And, they are definitely the first appetizers to disappear. (My daughters and I often ate most of the filling to "taste" if it was "just right." :))

 Dec 13, 2010: Update: I just made these for my boyfriend's office party yesterday, and they disappeared so fast, he and I only got one each. I doubled the recipe. BUT, I did have LEFTOVER FILLING...and, YUM...I spread a couple teaspoons on half a high fiber english muffin, topped it with some plain egg salad (just egg and light mayo), and had the yummiest breakfast sandwich! It would be good as a spread on turkey sandwiches, too. Or, hey, how about as a bagel topping? Mmmm... "

KayDee10 User ID: 5643803 283
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I've been making these for years and they are always the first dish to disappear at any function!"

1fixitchick User ID: 1912145 362
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"I took a little advice from others and used vegetable flavored cream cheese instead of mayo. I used the 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the seeds and then I put all the stuff in my food processor and mixed it well and then put it into a pastry bag and piped the filling into the tomatoes! Makes a very pretty filling and of course I CUT OFF A SMALL SLICE FROM THE BOTTOM OF EACH TOMATO BEFORE I FILLED SO THEY'D SIT UPRIGHT! Very pretty on a bed of fresh parsley...make lots though because they are the ones to disappear first! Next time, I'll make a bunch and keep the scooped out tomatoes in a air-tight container and a large pastry bag filled with the stuffing and that way I can easily re-stuff more as needed!!! Yum!!!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 662
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"Great little appie. I made the filling the day before and refrigerated to let the flavours blend. To save time, I used one 2.8oz/85g package of fully cooked real bacon bits. The tomatoes are very easy and quick to prepare if you cut out the centre w/ a paring knife then use a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the seeds & pulp. Dry them cut side down really well on paper towels before filling. We've tried them using mayo and miracle whip and prefer the mayo. Thanks for the tip to slice a very thin piece off of the bottom of the tomatos so they sit flat on the serving plate. Yum, yum, will definitely make these again!"

ahawley1 User ID: 1522157 508
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"These are great! Big hit at my last party! I put the filling in a baggie and cut off a corner to pipe the filling in each tomato-much easier than using a spoon, faster, and less messy."

eye_lady User ID: 4552636 282
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2010

"I made this for a holiday weekend with family and gave 2 copies of the recipe out. They are labor intensive, but delish! I used half the bacon, and used a 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese. I used more green onions and a few shakes of seasoned salt. We cut the large cherry tomatoes in half, made filling them easier with a small teaspoon. Very good!"

sarahthemommy User ID: 5108051 1230
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"easy & simple. I agree, cut a small piece off the bottom of each one. To make even easier, place filling into a ziplock (aka piping) bag to make filling easier!"

lov'in from the oven User ID: 5361040 280
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"This is a great recipe! Tomatoes are very plentiful. I find mine at the farmer's market since we do not have a garden of our own. I did follow a former review and cut a bit off the bottom of each tomato so they would sit well. I used a small sharp knife to cut around the edges of each tomato once I removed the top and then scooped out the pulp with a 1/4 measuring spoon. This was no big deal at all! It went very fast. I then placed the tomatoes on a bed of lettuce, filled and topped with a small piece of bacon. Delicious!"

AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 507
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"A cute, tasty, novelty food. Everyone enjoyed them, but I will probaly find an easier recipe to wow 'em with next time."

hoshour User ID: 2089665 149
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"I made these several years ago, but I filled them with purchased seafood salad. I put the salad in the food processor to make it smoother before filling the tomatoes. Saves time. Everyone loved them."

NoWoodsMaggie User ID: 996737 279
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"I have made this recipe many times. It is time consuming to make but well worth the effort. To facilitate removing the pulp, I go around the inner wall using a serrated grapefruit spoon. After scooping out the pulps, I turn the tomatoes over onto paper toweling to let them drain thoroughly. To fill the tomatoes, I use an infant feeding spoon."

rvgal237 User ID: 4951242 506
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"I made these using cream cheese it better than mayo. Has anyone cut the tomatoes in half instead of just cutting off the top? They'd be more bite-size then, and you'll also get twice the amount. I will try that next time."

steviepittsley User ID: 3255593 357
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2010

"While they are very good, The time factor is ridiculoous ...I'm glad for the folks that time to make these, I , Do Not ..."

wishbone29 User ID: 4552894 106
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"I used the foil cupcake thingy's. put 4 in each one and that way people could just grab foil and go. kept them up right and I didn't need dishes for people to put them on. Use a LARGE holed(snipped at the coner edge) sammich bag(make sure filling is cold) to fill tomato. CROWD PLEASER!!!!"

Anna1986 User ID: 4296380 946
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"see below....I also used Miracle Whip and used a strawberry corer from Pampered Chef to dig out the center of the tomatoes. Slice off a small piece of the bottom, so they will stand up."

Anna1986 User ID: 4296380 102
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Made about 60 of these for the 4th of July and they were gone before I even set them out. Great recipe!! I used the peppered bacon."

suzeqt2 User ID: 5294368 356
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"I make these little tomatoes but I use soft cream cheese instead of mayo and a dash of worcestershire sauce. YUMMY!"

wendyn8 User ID: 5211006 820
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"These were great! I haven't had very much experience in the kitchen, but these were easy and yummy! They were eating up so fast and everyone thought they were adorable! The hardest part is getting the inside of the tomato out, i'd suggest using a knife and spoon. I'd definitely make them again!"

chapsnchains User ID: 3831490 436
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"Big hit at a birthday party."

nbird User ID: 5126797 852
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"These are a real hit with the family and love to use with occations with family gotten children who are fussy eaters to eat, believe is because are so colorful and easy on eye small and have loved these"

SharonColyer User ID: 2980895 315
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2010

"Great recipe! There is nothing like bacon and tomato together. I use turkey bacon and reduced fat mayo. Also, if you crumble your bacon small enough or use bacon bits, you can put the filling in a sandwich bag, cut off a corner, and pipe filling into the tomatoes. Or make the hole larger to accommodate bigger pieces of bacon. This is much faster. Might try the shredded cheese in it next time."

Tonya97 User ID: 5084356 944
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I made this for a cookout and it was a big hit! i should have made triple the amount awesome recipe and faster than i thought to prepare!"

3monkeesmama User ID: 3011617 648
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"These aren't as quick as I thought they'd be, but they are well worth it! I've made them several times playing with different ways to lighten them up, but there is no substitute for real bacon! I like to use peper bacon and that version got the most compliments and requests, but I do use lower fat mayo and cut it in half and sub the other half with fat-free plain yogurt, I also use a shredded 4-cheese italian blend. It gives it a bolder flavor."

nannypants User ID: 1714879 383
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I go to bunco once a month and brought this recipe---boy did they LOVE it! None left. I left some for my family too. When I got home all they could do is rave about them."

shelleyshain User ID: 3118380 198298
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"I added minced water chestnuts to the filling. It gave them a nice little extra crunch."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 382
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"Love this recipe! Lots of requests to bring it again...does take time to fill though."

jessicalynnmorris User ID: 4520167 615
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"This is so fun and easy to make, and it tastes amazing. I dont use mayo so i used the miricle whip but next time im thinking of a cesar dressing or creamcheese, maybe making the creamcheese sweet with brown sugar and cinamon and subsituting the bacon to make them more deserty. the bacon it called for inthe recipie was a bit much for me i may think of subsituting some of that for cut up tomatoes or something else as i love tomatoes so much :) this recipie is def def worth a try"

lorajean18 User ID: 1392520 848
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"I'm going to try substituting the mayo with seasoned cream cheese."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 148
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"These turned out wonderful and everyone loved them. What a nice change! I had more filling than I did tomatoes (20) so I will buy more next time."

pumpkin pie User ID: 1461404 314
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"Spread watercress on a platter and put the cherry tomatoes throughout. They will stand up this way. pumpkin pie"

BlessedOut User ID: 2693864 480
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"These are delicious. May I offer a word of advice to anyone looking to make these, though? You may want to thinly slice the bottom of the cherry tomatoes to make them easier to stand up. Mine all ended up on their sides!"

angus16 User ID: 3749813 793
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"I made this for the first time for the Superbowl Party. They were easy to make although its hard to get them to look nice and neat. Also, they disappeared soon after the party started! Thanks!"

msweeney User ID: 1696972 335
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"I used a package of bacon bits (real bacon ones) to save some time. Worked great!!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 198297
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"I made these for a baby shower and people raved!"

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