You can also use the little, yellow, pear-shaped tomatoes for this recipe, and feel free to use minced tarragon or chervil instead of basil.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 stuffed cherry tomatoes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork until well blended.

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  • Cut the top off each cherry tomato. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out the pulp to make a hollow, yet sturdy, shell. Drain off any juice that may be in the tomato shells.

  • Using a small spoon, scoop about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture and carefully stuff into a tomato shell. Repeat until tomatoes or cheese mixture is used up. Arrange the filled tomatoes on a platter to serve.

Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; fat 2.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 7.5mg 3% DV; sodium 148.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2010
Good stuff! I took a tiny slice off the bottom so they would sit upright. I also added some roasted garlic to the mix and it was a little creamier. I put it in a ziplock, snipped the corner off and piped into the tomato cups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2012
I made these without any changes to the recipe but wish I had left out the salt it was a little too salty. Made them a 2nd time cut out the salt and used dill my family preferred this over basil. Also used tips from prior reviews I sliced a little off the bottom of the tomatoes this made them stand up easier on the plate and used a ziplock bag like a pasty bag to fill the tomatoes. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2010
Good stuff! I took a tiny slice off the bottom so they would sit upright. I also added some roasted garlic to the mix and it was a little creamier. I put it in a ziplock, snipped the corner off and piped into the tomato cups. Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2005
I thought this was a great recipe! Well worth the time of hollowing out all those cherry tomatoes (I doubled the recipe). I used it for my boyfriends art opening and people loved them! I did take other reviewers advice and did not use any salt and it was a good thing I did. It would have been way too salty otherwise. I also used a combination of feta and crumbled blue cheese for added flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2003
I really enjoyed these. Made them for a party and they were a big hit. I used a serrated grapefruit spoon to do the tomatoes which worked well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2003
YUM!! This was the best. I wanted to note a cool modification on this recipe. One of my roommates is lactose intolerant (so obviously, he can't have cheese). I bought some tofu and substituted it for the goat cheese in his "stuffed tomatoes". I was a little worried how it would turn out, in fact I told him that if it was "gross" that he didn't have to eat it. I stuffed one tomato for him and had him try it, and he thought it was GREAT. The only change he would make is that next time I should buy the "extra firm" tofu instead of the "firm" tofu. So I was pleasantly surprised that the substitution worked. Thanks for a great recipe. It was easier than I thought it would be! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2002
So easy; I actually used a pastry bag to fill the tomatoes. In a pinch I once used the prepared cheese spread (Alouete etc.). Will definately make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2002
This ROCKS! I'm lazy so I just bought basil goat cheese and stuffed it in. These disappear so fast! We have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes this year so everyone gets to try these! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2002
Really easy recipe. Can easily be doubled and is great at parties. You can fill the tomatoes with seasoned cream cheese too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
We had a progressive dinner in our neighborhood and I was first in line. These were the hit of the day. Everybody ate them...and I was almost afraid I didn't have enough. I did what some other people said and omitted the salt in the filling but put them on a bed of kosher salt to keep them standing. I also did one batch with gorgonzola cheese...they were also delicious. I also followed advice and use a melon scooper. Super easy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
My girlfriends request these appetizers for every party we have. Everyone seems to love them! I omit the extra salt and add garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Fabulous recipe...well worth the effort! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2012
I made these without any changes to the recipe but wish I had left out the salt it was a little too salty. Made them a 2nd time cut out the salt and used dill my family preferred this over basil. Also used tips from prior reviews I sliced a little off the bottom of the tomatoes this made them stand up easier on the plate and used a ziplock bag like a pasty bag to fill the tomatoes. Read More
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