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4. Cheese and Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

The perfect side dish to chicken or fish, these tomatoes are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Choose firm tomatoes for best results.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Sauce;
  • Serves: 1-2;
  • Prep Time:5 min;
  • Cook time:20 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 182;


  • 10 small or 5 large fresh tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ¾ cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper

Scoop out the center of each tomato half, removing the seeds and juice. Season the inside with a tiny pinch of salt and little black pepper. Fill the inside of each tomato half with 2 tablespoons of pesto.

Place mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over sauce, and top with a sprinkle of bread crumbs. Bake in a 350 oven for approximately 6 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and bread crumbs are browned.

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