Air-Fried Italian Stuffed Tomatoes


Garlic, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and toasted nuts turn brown rice into a superstar stuffing in this Italian-inspired stuffed tomato side dish that's cooked in the air fryer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 stuffed tomatoes


  • 4 medium tomatoes

  • olive oil, as needed

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided, or more to taste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, divided

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Cut tops off tomatoes and scoop out flesh with a melon baller, leaving 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick sides and bottoms. Discard tomato tops and flesh.

  2. Brush the bottom of an air fryer basket with olive oil.

  3. Combine cooked rice, Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, walnuts, 1 tablespoon basil, and garlic in a medium bowl. Combine bread crumbs, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small bowl. Fill tomatoes with rice mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Place stuffed tomatoes into the prepared air fryer basket.

  4. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees F (188 degrees C) until tomatoes are tender, filling is heated through, and topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Garnish with remaining basil.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute shredded mozzarella cheese for goat cheese, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
15g Fat
23g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 408mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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