Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Stuffed Tomatoes recipe? Learn how to make Stuffed Tomatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aeraeara

Makes 7 servings



This is going to seem like a lot, but remember, we're making seven servings, so the total calories are going to be divided by seven! {{Like I said, this makes 7 servings, at 179 Calories/Serving!}}

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Tomatoes

7 large tomatoes
3 cups of fresh spinach
3 spring onions
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp margarine
2 cans Tuna in water
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 clove Fresh Garlic

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Tomatoes

  1. Start by taking your tomatoes and cutting the stem part off of the top. Treat it as it were a pumpkin, and carve a circle around the stem. Toss the stem into your compost bin, and scoop out all of the "meat" from inside the tomato! Try and make the sides and bottom as thin as you can, without tearing through. A mellon baller works wonders for this, but a spoon will be fine too.

  2. Put all the tomato meat into a bowl, and set the tomato in a 9x9 glass baking pan.

  3. Once all your tomatoes are hallowed out, but a saucepan over medium heat and dump in the margerine/EVOO/whatever and leave to heat.

  4. Quickly dice the spring onions, chopping off the roots and half of the green stalk. Throw these away and sauté the bulb and lower stalk in the oil.

  5. Dice the garlic and toss in with the onion after it's started to get slightly transparent. Cook until you can smell a strong garlic smell.

  6. Add the spinach. Cook just until it starts to wilt, and throw the tomato on top. Do not stir. Give the pan a little shake so everything is evenly dispersed, turn the heat to low, and leave it be!

  7. Grate your cheese. If you're panicked about calories, Vegan Gourmet offers delicious soy cheese that melts beautifully. If you're brave you can try some of their wonderful flavors. I've only ever used the cheddar and it works well in this recipe! It's completely vegan too!

  8. By time you've grated about a half cup of cheese, your tomatoes should be heated through. If not, don't worry about it.

  9. You can stir now and dump the cheese in. If you're not a big fan of cheese, you can leave it out altogether, or use less. Reserve a little bit of cheese for garnish later if you'd like!

  10. Once it's melted, it should be a relatively liquidy goop. If its not super liquidy, all the better! Start by adding about a quarter of your bread crumbs, and stir. Continue adding breadcrumbs, a little at a time, until the mixture is like a thick paste. You don't want it to be too thick, but it shouldn't be at all runny.

  11. If you use a full half cup of breadcrumbs, and it still seems liquidy, turn the heat down and let some of the water evaporate.

  12. Stuff the gooey mixture into the tomatoes, sprinkle a little cheese on top, and pop into the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes!

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 268.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
179
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
663mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
16.8g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 12% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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