Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
I used Italian bread crumbs and I found the bread crumbs to be very tasty! I also made adjustments to this recipe by using a 14.5-oz. can of UNDRAINED DelMonte stewed tomatoes, UNDRAINED, the garlic clove which I CRUSHED, 4 Tbsp. melted margarine to conserve on my butter supply and divided as recipe states, 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs, rather than 1 cup! I noticed that the mushroom mixture was more moist, using less crumbs, rather than using the entire 1 cup of crackers/crumbs! I omitted the parsley flakes since Italian bread crumbs have parsley flakes. I quartered the stewed tomatoes. I also used a 4-oz. can of mushroom stems/pieces, WELL DRAINED, the 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper! I also placed the tomatoes in a 1-qt. greased casserole dish, topped with the mushroom/crumb topping and baked on a baking sheet for 30 minutes at 400o F. to really make sure that the dish baked through! I tasted this dish and found it to be very tasty! The Parmesan cheese added to the topping is a great idea & sprinkling some grated Mozzarella cheese on top of the tomatoes also would give more of an Italian-style flavor to this dish!That was a really great idea, copper_eos! delowenstein
I tried this with Italian bread crumbs instead of crackers. It was tasty but the bread crumbs were too dry and crumbly. Next time I think I'd sprinkle some mozzarella on the tomatoes first, add some Parmesan to the topping making it a sort of Tomato Parmesan dish.
Great use of summer tomatoes. Will do again.