Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

Savory Stuffed Tomatoes

Summertime is time for delicious ripe tomatoes. Try this recipe to create a delightful dish!

Serves 4-6


  • 3 large firm ripe tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as thyme and basil (for fresh, increase to 1 tablespoon)
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 3- 4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put a rack in the upper level of the oven.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise and squeeze out the seeds and juice. Arrange in a baking dish. If any of the halves won’t stand on their own, trim a bit from the bottoms so they’ll stand up straight.
  3. Combine the stuffing ingredients with 2-3 tablespoons of the olive oil.  Stuff the tomatoes and mound the extra stuffing on top. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil over the top of each half.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the topping has browned and the tomatoes are hot but still keep their shape.
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