An easy and quick recipe for when tomatoes are abundant from your garden.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 11x7 inch baking dish.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. While bacon is cooking, wash tomatoes and slice off stem ends. Gently scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/2 inch wall. Finely chop pulp and place 1/3 cup of it in a medium bowl. You may discard remaining pulp.

  • Stir crumbled bacon, green pepper, cheese, croutons, and salt and pepper into tomato pulp. Spoon an equal amount of mixture into each hollowed out tomato. Place stuffed tomatoes into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until heated through. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 10.9g 4% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 22mg 7% DV; sodium 332.2mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I've made these several times for Jason and myself as a light lunch or dinner. I've made them by Anita's original recipe, and I've also made the following changes: I've added shredded swiss cheese and chopped onions and red and yellow peppers as well as green. I've added a chopped, seeded jalapeno pepper to the mix. I've substituted cubed cooked ham and also cubes of kielbasa instead of bacon. And I've replaced the Parmesan with Ricotta for a richer filling. I'm convinced that there is no way to mess this recipe up-it turns out perfect every time. Thanks Anita-your recipe is great as is, but serves VERY well as a foundation for changes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
Perfectly ok. Read More
(3)
95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
I've made these several times for Jason and myself as a light lunch or dinner. I've made them by Anita's original recipe, and I've also made the following changes: I've added shredded swiss cheese and chopped onions and red and yellow peppers as well as green. I've added a chopped, seeded jalapeno pepper to the mix. I've substituted cubed cooked ham and also cubes of kielbasa instead of bacon. And I've replaced the Parmesan with Ricotta for a richer filling. I'm convinced that there is no way to mess this recipe up-it turns out perfect every time. Thanks Anita-your recipe is great as is, but serves VERY well as a foundation for changes! Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2003
Absolutely delicious! I did add my own seasonings (garlic onion pepper and italian) and once the tomato was stuffed I topped with some bread crumbs parm cheese and a little olive oil. Thanks Anita! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2007
I made lots of changes. We're vegetarian, so no bacon. Used feta instead of parmesan. Diced and sauteed: 1/4 onion, 1/3 red pepper, 1 yellow squash. Added to all of the tomato pulp (diced and lightly drained). Used fresh basil instead of what the recipe called for. Oh, and breadcrumbs instead of croutons. Really good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2007
This recipe was a great sidedish to my dinner tonight! I cut the tomatoes in half and tried to stuff them that way but that wasn't a good idea. Not a lot would fit into them and they kept tipping. Make sure to cut off just the top of the tomato; it will taste much better! The croutons were also a nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2006
I did make changes to this before adding the filling I smeared the inside of the tomatoes with sun dried tomato paste. I used a yellow bell pepper and chopped the parsley into the mix if I'd used it as a garnish hubby would have just put it on the side of his plate. I also made the croutons. Served with a rice salad this made a nice light evening meal. Thanks Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2007
One of the most succesful recipes I have tried off of allrecipes; my brother and I really enjoyed this After reading the comments from a few reviewers I upped the ingredients to avoid running out of stuffing of course I ended up with too much but the mixture is so flavorful (the bacon really sets it off) that it can be combined with lettuced for a great salad or mixed in with other vegetables I used both shredded and canned parmesan cheese; I also mixed together bread crumbs and canned parmesan and sprinkled the mixture on the tops before baking. Others mentioned that the green pepper didnt work for them; it worked fine for me so I think its a matter of taste. This is definitely a keeper for me Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2004
This were better than I expected - I was trying to use up some leftover garden tomatoes. I used six small to medium tomatoes and only had enough stuffing for five - so I would be more generous when making the filling. I used Romano cheese and some fresh snipped basil too. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2006
Very Delicious- I cored out the entire inside of the tomatoe and used a little of the insides for the stuffing- TRY FETA CHEESE for this recipe as well as spinach and italian bread crumbs- made for a delicious side dish- The feta cheese really makes it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
I overall liked this recipe although it needs a bit more flavor. Instead of bacon I used turkey sausage and also added onions. Will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2010
Perfectly ok. Read More
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