Yummy and quick stuffed tomatoes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degree C).

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  • Cut the fresh tomatoes crosswise in half and scoop out the pulp; set aside. Invert the tomato shells on paper towels to drain.

  • In a small saucepan, bring the broth and sun-dried tomatoes to a boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Stir in the cheese, basil, mint and pepper. Then gently stir in the tomato pulp.

  • Place the tomato shells in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Spoon the couscous mixture into the shells, pressing the mixture firmly into the shells. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

244.6 calories; 11.4 g protein; 47.7 g carbohydrates; 1.3 mg cholesterol; 283.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2006
Like three earlier reviewers I thought the filling was great but would skip the tomatoes entirely. Incidentally I had a lot of extra filling -- this would've probably filled eight tomatoes. (This doesn't matter to me as I'll skip the tomatoes in the future.) Filling: Since some reviewers suggested adding nuts instead of plain couscous I used Near East brand toasted pine nut couscous mix. For lack of ingredients I used goat cheese instead of mozzarella. This turned out fine in small quantities. Since I'm not that great a cheese fan I may skip it entirely next time. I also left out the mint. I'm glad I didn't leave out the basil -- I felt it added a lot to the recipe. Tomatoes: The tomatoes don't acquire the spicing of the couscous and end up dragging down the dish with their blandness. In addition they made the couscous soggy -yes I drained the tomatoes as the recipe suggested- making the couscous less pleasant to eat. If however you insist on using the tomatoes I suggest you cut them in half horizontally. I made the mistake of cutting a small hole in the top and emptyed the insides and filled the tomato through that hole. This was bad because as the tomatoes expanded during baking the skin wrinkled and shrunk causing some tomatoes to split. (One of my uploaded pictures shows this.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2003
This recipe had a really good flavor but the texture was pretty mushy. I think adding some pine nuts would give it a nice crunch. Also I ate it as the main course. As side dish with something else chewier it might be better. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2006
Like three earlier reviewers I thought the filling was great but would skip the tomatoes entirely. Incidentally I had a lot of extra filling -- this would've probably filled eight tomatoes. (This doesn't matter to me as I'll skip the tomatoes in the future.) Filling: Since some reviewers suggested adding nuts instead of plain couscous I used Near East brand toasted pine nut couscous mix. For lack of ingredients I used goat cheese instead of mozzarella. This turned out fine in small quantities. Since I'm not that great a cheese fan I may skip it entirely next time. I also left out the mint. I'm glad I didn't leave out the basil -- I felt it added a lot to the recipe. Tomatoes: The tomatoes don't acquire the spicing of the couscous and end up dragging down the dish with their blandness. In addition they made the couscous soggy -yes I drained the tomatoes as the recipe suggested- making the couscous less pleasant to eat. If however you insist on using the tomatoes I suggest you cut them in half horizontally. I made the mistake of cutting a small hole in the top and emptyed the insides and filled the tomato through that hole. This was bad because as the tomatoes expanded during baking the skin wrinkled and shrunk causing some tomatoes to split. (One of my uploaded pictures shows this.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2003
Really Good. Have made it twice. Second time made a couple of changes. Used Fresh Mozarella and baked the tomatos with the caps on it helped keep the moisture in so the couscous did not dry out. Good main dish alone but I agree with the reviewer that it said it could benefit from something with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
Excellent! I used pine nut couscous mix substituted goat cheese for the mozzarella added roasted red peppers along with the sun dried tomatoes and skipped the mint. Also after reading the comments about the mix being too soggy I strained the tomato pulp before adding it to the mix. I cooked it with the tomato top on and then removed the top for the last few minutes and put the tomatoes under the broiler. Overall the taste was wonderful no problems with the consistency and this recipe was quick easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2003
This recipe had a really good flavor but the texture was pretty mushy. I think adding some pine nuts would give it a nice crunch. Also I ate it as the main course. As side dish with something else chewier it might be better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
Amazingly delicious with some changes: Sauteed 1\2 yellow onions with 3 garlic cloves and 1\4 cup of fresh parsley. Salted the pulp before added to cous cous mixture. Made half the tomatoes with mozarella and parmesan and the other half with feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2004
I made this recipe and even my picky boyfriend liked it. I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. I left out the fresh basil and mint but added in some crushed red pepper flakes and dried italian seasonings. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2002
Deilicious inexpensive and easy. What could be better? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2011
These were pretty good I added fresh garlic. Next time I will leave out the mint. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2007
Overall I thought this came out really good. I added some kalamata olives to the couscous and omitted the mint. I stuffed the tomatoes and put them on the grill. Before grilling them I added more mozzarella to the top so there was nice melted cheese top. It was great. Next time I might add some garlic or something. It felt like something was missing. Read More
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