A recipe recommended by the goat cheese guy at my local farmers market. May also be cooked on the grill.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 the oven broiler.

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  • Slice the tops off of the tomatoes and hollow out by removing the seeds.

  • In a bowl, mix the goat cheese and chopped red peppers together. Spoon an equal amount of the cheese mixture into each hollowed out tomato. Place stuffed tomatoes upright in a baking dish. Top each tomato evenly with the bread crumbs and torn basil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Place under broiler for 5 to 10 minutes until bread crumbs are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 8.2g 17% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 22.4mg 8% DV; sodium 291.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
Summer 2007: This was really good and VERY easy! I did find that the stuffing was a bit "runnier" than I expected...next time I will add bread crumbs and more peppers to the mixture before stuffing the tomatoes to make it "stiffer". I probably used too much goat cheese. I added toasted pine nuts because I had some on hand and it was delicious! UPDATE 5/12/08: I made this again this weekend with vine-ripened tomatoes from the farmer's market...this time I did incorporate about 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs in with the goat cheese. We didn't have peppers on hand so I skipped those but again added toasted pine nuts. DELICIOUS!!!! The goat cheese consistency was PERFECT with the added bread crumbs. My boyfriend said it was the best meal he's ever had we both LOVED these!!!! We used goat cheese that already had garlic and herb flavoring in it but if you have plain goat cheese you could add some yourself. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
Good flavor but I'm so used to stuffed tomato filling having more weight...this was very soft/runny. I think next time I'll do what others have suggested and add rice or couscous. It would also be good in cherry tomatoes where the filling would be proportioned to the tomato better. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
Summer 2007: This was really good and VERY easy! I did find that the stuffing was a bit "runnier" than I expected...next time I will add bread crumbs and more peppers to the mixture before stuffing the tomatoes to make it "stiffer". I probably used too much goat cheese. I added toasted pine nuts because I had some on hand and it was delicious! UPDATE 5/12/08: I made this again this weekend with vine-ripened tomatoes from the farmer's market...this time I did incorporate about 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs in with the goat cheese. We didn't have peppers on hand so I skipped those but again added toasted pine nuts. DELICIOUS!!!! The goat cheese consistency was PERFECT with the added bread crumbs. My boyfriend said it was the best meal he's ever had we both LOVED these!!!! We used goat cheese that already had garlic and herb flavoring in it but if you have plain goat cheese you could add some yourself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2008
Good but needs adjustments. The ratio of stuffing is not enough to fill the tomato (the recipe does not state the size of the tomato). I used a medium to large heirloom tomato. I would suggest after removing the seeds to rinse sprinkle with salt and turn upside down to drain. I added a few tablespoons of panko bread crumbs in with the cheese. Next time I will add albacore tuna or grilled chopped chicken to up the protein. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2005
This was so easy to make. I had rather large tomatoes so I used about 6 oz of goat cheese and about 3 tbsp of roasted red bell pepper that I roasted in the oven myself (brushed with olive oil and seasoned with just a wee bit of cracked pepper and kosher salt) Everyone in my house loved them. Next time I might add a little bit of roasted garlic to the goat cheese mixture for extra flavor but this was wonderful as is. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2007
These were outstanding. I prepared them ahead of time and then drizzled the olive oil on them right before putting them in the oven. I also added salt pepper garlic and fresh basil to the goat cheese mixture to give it extra flavor and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2006
The amount of stuffing seemed quite insufficient--might have worked if I had just removed the seeds and left the membrane--will try that next time (the directions are unclear on this point). I mixed the cheese with some leftover rice to make enough and baked it a bit instead of just browning the top and it was delicious that way too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
This recipe was so easy! I've tried this for a number of potlucks & everyone is always impressed on how 'gourmet' it looks & tastes. I topped it off with a bit of shredded asiago & it was always the first plate at the potluck to be finished. Thanks! (BTW the recipe amount was just right with the 'fresh tomatoes' the ones sold w/ the vine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
These were great! I used huge tomatoes and made this as our main course but neither my husband nor I could finish them. I roasted my own red pepper and added some extra into the goat cheese mixture as well as some torn basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
I used the Mini tomatoes and rolled them in olive oil and garlic salt. Thought this was easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
This recipe is an excellent starter recipe. I stuck to the letter of the recipe and my husband and I both liked it a lot. (my tomatoes were kind of small so the amount of stuffing was perfect) We both felt that something was missing in the flavor of the stuffing... It was very tasty but a little bland. I am thinking of chopping up some sundried tomatoes next time and adding it to the mixture along with a little extra salt and pepper. I will definitely be making this one again though! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2009
Good flavor but I'm so used to stuffed tomato filling having more weight...this was very soft/runny. I think next time I'll do what others have suggested and add rice or couscous. It would also be good in cherry tomatoes where the filling would be proportioned to the tomato better. Read More
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