Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes


"These tomatoes, stuffed with lentils and oven baked, make a great entree."


45 m servings 175 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse rice and lentils in a strainer. Place in a small saucepan and stir in boiling water. Cover. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a saute pan. Add onion, and saute until golden brown over medium low heat. Stir in lentil mixture and mint. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the tops off tomatoes, and reserve. Scoop out the middles, and reserve. Fill tomato shells with lentil mixture, and replace the tops. Stand in a baking dish.
  4. Chop reserved tomato middles, and place in a small bowl. Mix in oil and garlic. Pour around the stuffed tomatoes.
  5. Bake in a preheated 450 degree F (230 degree C) for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 59 Ratings


Really good but the rice and lentils needed to be cooked a lot longer. You could try this in peppers too! Will make again I'll just do it a little different.

I topped the tomatoes with feta. They had an excellent taste and were very easy to prepare.

Delicious. I too added feta and pine nuts. About the only other thing I would add would be some cumin in the rice/lentil mixture. Yum.

Very good! I recommend cooking the lentils/rice for 15 minutes on the stovetop so they aren't crunchy, but not more or they will be mushy. Firm tomatoes made scooping out the middles easy, and t...

It was a great hit with my family.My daughter is vegetarian and she loved it.Also my husband loved it who is not a vegetarian.I advise it to anyone who loves tomatoes.Also I did not use the mint...

This was very tasty. The lentils gave a nutty flavor.

This was ok but nothing outstanding. I used green lentils - the store didn't have red - and I added a little bit of garlic to the stuffing as it was a rather bland. I don't think the mint was a ...

This was a good way to use up extra tomatoes from our garden, but this recipe wasn't a big hit at our house.

Very easy to make and flavorful!!