Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

Herb Stuffed Tomatoes
Recipe by Dragon

I brought these stuffed tomatoes to a friend's dinner party this past weekend. I wanted something I could assemble at home and just bake off at the dinner. It is an easy and elegant side dish. This is a perfect dish to mix and match whatever herbs and cheeses you have on hand.

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
6 medium vine tomatoes
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/3 cup cheddar, grated
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

2. Cut a small slice off the end of the tomatoes to allow them stand up on their own. Cut the tops off the tomatoes. With a small spoon, scoop out the pulp and seeds. Be careful not to pierce the skin. Discard the seeds and chop up the pulp.

3. Combine the pulp, herbs, bread crumbs, cheeses and pepper and mix until combined.

4. Fill each tomato with the herb and cheese mixture and place in a greased casserole dish.

5. Drizzle the top of each tomato with some olive oil. Bake until the tops are brown, about 20-25 minutes.

28 comments:

Hyperion said...

This looks so freaking good! Every ingredient awesome. And that picture may be your best ever. (EVER!)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

That tomato is gorgeous. Delicious and beautiful!

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous picture, first of all. Second, that recipe sounds amazing! Love it!

Passionate About Baking said...

I love grilled tomatoes & yours are better than any I've ever seen. Awesome picture too!

Zita said...

My..my.. that's so pretty, Oregano with Cheese can't nevet go wrong, superb :)

Emiline said...

Looks great! :)
Our garden is overflowing with tomatoes.

Lore said...

All those cheeses and the oregano..*drool*

Patsyk said...

oh, do those look delicious! I think I have everything EXCEPT the fresh herbs... I imagine dried could work as well though. Yum!

Jeanne said...

Mmmm, these look fab! I am always a fan of stuffing fruit and vegetables but have never got round to tomatoes. Love the filling - and it would be perfect for vegetarian guests too!

Adam said...

What a great portable dish to bring. This is tomato's spotlight time of year, and your grilled tomatoes look awesome.

Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had a stuffed tomato before, but I don't know why because this looks fabulous! I have tomatoes coming out of the garden, adn I can't think of a better way to use them!

noble pig said...

These look amazing, I adore stuffed tomatoes! Yum!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I just love stuffed tomatoes! These look GREAT! What a great dish to take along!

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous picture!!! So clean and simple...I love this recipe.

Bunny said...

Would you look at all the cheese in there! Tomatoes are my favorite veggie and you just made them better!

maybelles parents said...

hey, I just posted these to my site. thanks for the recipe. YUM!

Ron Merlin said...

What a great recipe. I've made baked tomatoes, grilled tomatoes, etc. for years....but the technique of scooping out the middle, eliminating the seeds, and then blending the remaining with spices and ingredients is genius....I can't wait to try it. You mind if I try my variation on my blog? I'll be sure to give you credit.

http://themerlinmenu.blogspot.com

Dragon said...

hype: Why thank you!

js: Thanks!

kristen: Aw, shucks.

passionate: Thank you, my friend.

zita: They go so well together.

emiline: Well I guess you'll be making lots of these, eh?

lore: Cheese makes everything great.

patsyk: Let me know how they turned out.

jeanne: Get to stuffing those tomatoes, girl!

adam: Thanks!

deborah: You'll love these.

noble: Thanks, my friend.

jen: Portable and perfect.

dawn: Thanks!

bunny: Why, thank you. :)

maybelle: I'm honoured! Thanks!

ron: Thanks for visiting! Go right ahead and have fun. I can't wait to see how your tomatoes turn out. :)

Rajani said...

having friends over this weekend- think this will make a great side :)also think my lil one will love this - she can thrive on tomatoes the whole day!!

Kevin said...

That stuffed tomato looks good!

Sunshinemom said...

That smells good from here too! I like the seasoning so much:) This will be my daughter's choice!

Natasha said...

Yum! I love stuffed tomatoes!

Jude said...

Stuffed tomatoes are so delicious. Love the highly adaptable recipe.

Dragon said...

rajani: You're guest will love them!

kevin: Thanks!

sunshinemom: I hope your daughter likes them. :)

natasha: Me too!

jude: Tomatoes are a perfect stuffing vessel.

Toni said...

I can't wait to try this, it looks so wonderful and I have been looking for some great recipes we can have. We are trying to follow the Dr. Joel Fuhrman "Eat To Live" Diet and it is about to kill me to eat Vegan, I love cheese and milk, and also meat, but I have to lose some weight or I will never be happy with myself. If anyone has any good diet recipes kind of Vegan or Vegetarian please email me at Biancotoni@gmail.com Have a blessed day!!!

Tasty Trends said...

i tired these a few weeks ago and they were great!!!

Kim said...

Hi! I stumbled upon your site a few days ago & wanted to say thanks for sharing your awesome recipes! I made your herb stuffed tomatoes for my husband tonight & they were a huge hit. I'll definitely be stopping by your site somewhat frequently now. Thank you again & good luck with your project!

Melissa said...

I've been following your blog for quite a while and enjoying your wealth of good recipes. When Foodista announced that they are going to publish the best food blogs in a full color book that will be published by Andrews McMeel Publishing Fall 2010, I naturally thought of you. This recipe would be a good submission! You can enter here: http://www.foodista.com/blogbook/submit

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