Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 23 mins

These easy Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are loaded with breadcrumbs and cheese, and are perfect for a quick meal or appetizer!

Tomatoes and cheese go so well together. Check out these Tomato & Goat Cheese Toasts and Tomato Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese too!

Three stuffed tomatoes on a plate with parsley on top.

My Granny Gave Me This Recipe For Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes 

Sometimes the simplest things can be the best things. These Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are one of those things. They are nothing overly fancy, but when all put together they are pure heaven. My Granny has been making these for many years and she recently gave me the recipe to help use up some of the tomatoes from my overflowing garden.

These Stuffed Baked Tomatoes Are Perfect For One Or A Crowd

I am thrilled to have found this recipe again! With Jorge leaving, I will need things that I can make in single portion sizes. This recipe can easily be cut down to make just one big one for me! 🙂 While I am on that subject, anyone have any recipes or ideas to share of things I can make just for one? I don’t want to go back to my single girl days of cereal for dinner…not saying that is not going to happen…but it would be good if it was not every night!

Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes on a plate with parsley on top.


Check out that juice….yummmm…..

Yield: 4 servings

Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

These easy Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes are loaded with breadcrumbs and cheese, and are perfect for a quick meal or appetizer!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F.

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, butter, basil, salt and pepper. Next stir in cheese and tomato pulp. Fill each tomato shell and then wrap each tomato individually in foil.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is completely melted. Serve hot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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  2. Debra M.

    I made this recipe with cherry tomatoes for appetizers, and they are delicious! I doubled your ingredients and used 2 pints of tomatoes. Thank you!!!

  3. Kendra Little

    Love this! I’m making some meat-stuffed bell peppers for company tomorrow night. I can make these as well for the perfect stuffed-veg party!

  4. Jay

    I did this today with some fresh off the vine early girls and it was delicous. I set the oven temperature to 450 degrees and baked them for 15 minutes. This recipe is going into my regular rotation.

  5. sisir

    I am making these right now. I will let everyone know how they turn out. They looked so good, had to try it out:-)

  6. Jenna @ Newlyweds

    Oh my goodness my hubby will love these as will I. Perfect way to enjoy some of our garden veggies. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Holley

    I am making these right now. I will let everyone know how they turn out. They looked so good, had to try it out:-)

  8. JennF

    Hi these look fantastic & they’re exactly what I needed to add to my menu tomorrow. Just one question though, why wrap each tomato individually in foil?

  9. Kelly

    Hi! I stumbled in here last night for the first time, I am definitely a novice, but you make everything so easy to understand. I am trying the tomatoes tonight, the look DELICIOUS! (PS, I am trying the chicken souvlaki and tzaiki sauce tomorrow night) Thanks so much!!

  10. lisaiscooking

    Tomatoes are so lovely right now, and stuffing them sounds delicious. Great to know they’re low calorie too!

  11. denise @ quickies on the dinner table

    Wow!! Those pics just pop right off the page!! These look absolutely paw-the-screen good!

  12. grace

    mmm. i often think of stuffed tomatoes as an okay dish, only worth the effort if i’m feeling particularly energized. your filling, however, changes all that–i LOVE me some jack cheese. gorgeous work, jessica!

  13. Sharlene

    Mmm! These look so good. I’ve never tried to make these kind of tomatoes but whenever I see them at gatherings I’m all over them. Such a perfect side dish!

  14. Joanne

    I couldn’t help but laugh because I can totally use some ass friendly recipes at the moment. Especially ass friendly recipes that are delicious and involve cheese. Those are HARD to come by!

    I love that these use homegrown tomatoes! So amazing. And yeah grandmas are EXCELLENT creatures!

  15. Tom

    I’m not a huge fan of cooked tomato, though these looks absolutely delicious!

    Could I cook the ingredients and then stuff into a raw tomato?? d’ya reckon that would taste gross? 😀

  16. theUngourmet

    I can hardly wait for my garden tomatoes to be ripe and ready! I will be making this recipe for sure. Such gorgeous photos!

    I love your blog header too!

  17. Mary

    Jessica these look and sound delicious. I definitely will be trying these when our tomatoes come in. I hope you’ve had a great day. Blessings…Mary

  18. Jeannie

    Hi! Just dropping by the say thanks for visiting! Wow! you have a very lovely blog…I love your slide photos at the top of your blog, how did you do that?

    The tomatoes certainly look healthy and delicious! Look at the juice indeed!

  19. Christine @ Fresh Local and Best

    These look like a terrific appetizer, and if you have enough a great dinner. It is such a blessing to have people around you who instill the virtues of gardening and cooking.

  20. Jen_from_NJ

    This stuffed tomato recioe will be great for our famous Jersey tomatoes! Thank you to you and your Granny! The photo is perfect!

  21. julie

    wow girl your blog is amazing! and soooo are these tomaters 🙂 i love spark recipes! the daily ones make me want to cook something serious like this everyday!

  22. Juliana

    What a beautiful dish…and sure your stuffed tomatoes look very tasty…absolutely gorgeous. Love the pictures!

  23. Faith

    These tomatoes are gorgeous! And wow, 150 calories a tomato? There is absolutely no way I could pass up a meal like this!

  24. Doc

    Fantastic! So delicious with the fresh from the garden tomatoes here in Fla! Pics are lovely as well. Excellent site!

  25. Lawyer Loves Lunch

    Yay! So glad to have found another fabulous Texan in the blogging world. These look awesome and the pictures are beautiful! 🙂

  26. Cooking with Kait

    Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will give the dumplings a try. These stuffed tomatoes look delicious. Thanks for sharing the calories information.

  27. Barbara

    What mouth-watering photos! I love stuffed tomatoes, Jessica. And if you can make them less calories, all the better. Be fun to try this in the cherry tomato size too.

  28. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    That last picture with the perfect water droplet – Oh! So amazing. This looks like a scrumptious recipe. Thank your Granny on behalf of all your drooling readers!

  29. Ameena

    Beautiful photography Jessica! You certainly are not a novice anymore, if ever.

    Anything stuffed with cheese is a winner in my book. 🙂

  30. Chef E

    I love popping these into my mouth! Tomatoes has to be my all time favorite food, and then you add cheese, well, need I say more!

    I am laughing at the bottom post- mine just left me this morning 🙁 he travels a lot for work and then I have no one to cook for!

  31. Nicole

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and I’m so glad I found yours! This recipe looks delicious and I love the story of your granny. So cute.

  32. Polwig

    These look amazing. Great presentation also. I wonder if you can stuff cherry or grape tomatoes this way for little fingers.

  33. caronae

    These look absolutely gorgeous and perfect for one person! Unfortunately, tomatoes are my most hated food so I probably won’t be trying them, but I could definitely make it with peppers or something instead! I’ve lived by myself for several years so I’m used to cooking for one. There are actually a lot of options, especially if you embrace leftovers! I like to do stir-fries, quesadillas/wraps, single serving steaks/salmon with roast veggies, etc. Good luck!

  34. Raina

    These look wonderful. I love things like this..anything with cheese and breadcrumbs has me written all over And with the fresh garden tomatoes..yum! I have my grandmother still with me too and I know what you mean..I really treasure her advice and instruction with cooking.

  35. Becca

    Per usual, your pictures left me drooling all over myself and giddy with excitement for when my bumper crop of tomatoes is ready to pull off of my Topsy Turvy (no, I do NOT have a garden… *sniffle*)

    As for meals for one, here is my suggestion:

    Bake a fish fillet of your choice “En Papillote” (in a package)
    The parchment paper is cut into a cute heart shape, which should help remind you how loveable you are while Jorge isn’t there to tell you in person! Keep the calories down by using just a LITTLE compound butter. Don’t drown the poor thing! 🙂


    Jessica…these stuffed tomatoes look incredibly appetizing.
    The photo transmits perfectly through the screen.
    I love the ingredients. The only thing that I personally change is the breadcrumbs for crushed whole grain bran cereals. Besides that…everything is fabulous ;o)
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

  37. Chiara

    I loooove stuffed tomatoes. And I especially love stuffed tomatoes that are ass friendly! Great blog, I’ll make sure I check it out often.

  38. Katerina

    Jessica Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You gave me the chance to know you and your beautiful blog. These tomatoes look delicious. Here in Greece we stuff them with rice, herbs and raisins. This is a very summery dish.

  39. tigerfish

    I agree. It’s always so simple so good! These cheesy tomatoes must be so spurting out deliciousness when bitten on….

  40. Angie's Recipes

    I have never seen any tomato dish looking so pretty! And your photograph tells me how delicious these cheesy stuffed tomatoes taste!
    Thanks, Jessica, for dropping by my blog. 🙂


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