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Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

I make this dish often - my family really likes it. Besides being flavorful, the tomatoes make a colorful, zesty addition to any dinner.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup garlic/cheese croutons, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated American or cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Invert shells onto paper towels to drain. Mix stuffing ingredients except parsley; spoon stuffing into tomatoes. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Place tomatoes in a baking dish; cover with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning of stuffing. Bake until tomatoes are tender and stuffing is hot, about 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 146 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Mike
    Sep 29, 2018

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  • Wingslady
    Jul 3, 2018

    These stuffed tomatoes are the best ever. I just sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top before putting into the oven.

  • nikmyown
    Nov 17, 2015

    This recipe was delicious. ..I used Italian breadcrumbs and panko breadcrumbs...I used mozerella and a mexican blend shredded chesse..drizzled olive oil before baking...and didnt use foil it browned the toping and tomatoes nicely thanks for sharing

  • ms11145
    Aug 26, 2015

    I used Italian flavored bread crumbs. Easy recipe. Good tasting.

  • mnolan0417
    Jun 29, 2015

    Simple recipe, but it takes a lot longer than 30 minutes at 350 F to cook a stuffed tomato (mine took 50 minutes). I substituted seasoned bread crumbs (didn't have croutons), added ricotta cheese and 8 oz. crab meat with celery, onion and garlic to the mix, and then topped with mex-cheese blend. Sprinkled a little Old Bay seasoning on top of the cheese before baking. Turned out fantastic!

  • LadyNouvelleCuisine
    Nov 12, 2013

    Simple and so tasty! My family loves this recipe. It's great for a side dish or even as an appetizer.

  • Attea
    Aug 30, 2012

    I want to be able to print the recipe so that I can try it---PLEASE

  • raaadts
    Aug 22, 2010

    We made these with good roma's and everyone loved them, especially mom!Of course dad had to change things up a bit.Sprikle inside tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, let soak for 30 mins before stuffing.Used mozzarella instead of american/cheddar, added garlic and fresh basil, topped with more parm, drizzled with evoo.didn't worry about foil.

  • Trilby Yost
    Jun 7, 2010

    My garden is producing wonderful tomatoes this year so I'm looking forward to fixing this favorite tomato recipe again. It has made me quite famous in the neighborhood!