Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 23 mins
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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!

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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69 Responses
  1. 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!!

  2. lisaiscooking

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

  3. denise @ quickies on the dinner table

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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? ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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