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.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
30 mins
4 stuffed tomatoes


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

255 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 12.8mg 4% DV; sodium 203.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I made these tonight with our dinner and they were delicious. I love my air fryer and I am constantly looking for recipes that are air fryer friendly. I made a few changes to this recipe. I mixed italian dressing with the bread crumbs instead of oil and i used white rice because imI didn't have brown rice in my pantry. It turned out great anyway. Super easy! Read More