Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes

It's grilling season! I'm not as huge of a fan as most people are, but I definitely enjoy using it this time of year when it's not really hot out yet. So I was pretty excited to learn that "grilling" was the theme for my most recent recipe exchange.

My friend Melanie submitted these awesome Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes, and I all but inhaled them. I added couscous to the mixture to give it an extra boost, and I'm glad I did. I ate two of them for dinner, and only let my husband eat one so I could take the other one for lunch the next day. Sorry, babe.

Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes
slightly adapted from The Novice Chef
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • 2 tbl butter, melted
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded (plus more for sprinkling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Parsley for garnish
Slice off top of tomato, hollow out (leaving 1/2 inch thick shell), and chop pulp and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, couscous, butter, basil, salt and pepper. Next stir in cheese and tomato pulp. Fill each tomato shell, top with extra cheese, and then wrap each tomato individually in foil.

Grill, or bake (at 400 degreeProxy-Connection: keep-alive
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29 for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese is completely melted. Garnish with parsley and serve hot!


  1. Love this! So simple and great for a weeknight meal! Great picture too!

  2. These look great! Love the added couscous!

  3. Love all that cheese! Great vegetarian dinner.

  4. Your blog is uhhhh-stinkin'-dorable! I love cheese, tomatoes, coucous and basil... why did I not think of this BEFORE?!

    Glad I stumbled on your 'deliciously' adorable postings; I'll definitely be following and looking forward to trying out a few of these rez'apeeze myself... ;)

    "Breakfast at Target"

  5. Oh, these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm going to copy it down and try to make these this week. =)

  6. oh wow, these look awesome! I love grilling season, we are lucky though to be able to grill year round. It's like an outdoor kitchen to me, if I don't want to mess with the stove!

    Seriously love these tomatoes!

  7. I need to make these soon!!! YUM

  8. You always have such amazing recipes - I hope you come back!


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