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Quick Stuffed Tomatoes

Quick Stuffed Tomatoes

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Jen

Jen

Yummy and quick stuffed tomatoes.

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  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 11.4 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degree C).
  2. Cut the fresh tomatoes crosswise in half and scoop out the pulp; set aside. Invert the tomato shells on paper towels to drain.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the broth and sun-dried tomatoes to a boil. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cheese, basil, mint and pepper. Then gently stir in the tomato pulp.
  5. Place the tomato shells in an 11x7 inch baking dish. Spoon the couscous mixture into the shells, pressing the mixture firmly into the shells. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.
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Reviews

Mark P
23

Mark P

12/2/2006

Like three earlier reviewers, I thought the filling was great but would skip the tomatoes entirely. Incidentally, I had a lot of extra filling -- this would've probably filled eight tomatoes. (This doesn't matter to me as I'll skip the tomatoes in the future.) Filling: Since some reviewers suggested adding nuts, instead of plain couscous I used Near East brand toasted pine nut couscous mix. For lack of ingredients, I used goat cheese instead of mozzarella. This turned out fine in small quantities. Since I'm not that great a cheese fan, I may skip it entirely next time. I also left out the mint. I'm glad I didn't leave out the basil -- I felt it added a lot to the recipe. Tomatoes: The tomatoes don't acquire the spicing of the couscous and end up dragging down the dish with their blandness. In addition, they made the couscous soggy -yes, I drained the tomatoes as the recipe suggested-, making the couscous less pleasant to eat. If, however, you insist on using the tomatoes, I suggest you cut them in half horizontally. I made the mistake of cutting a small hole in the top, and emptyed the insides and filled the tomato through that hole. This was bad because as the tomatoes expanded during baking, the skin wrinkled and shrunk, causing some tomatoes to split. (One of my uploaded pictures shows this.)

JTWOODARD
21

JTWOODARD

7/17/2003

Really Good. Have made it twice. Second time made a couple of changes. Used Fresh Mozarella and baked the tomatos with the caps on, it helped keep the moisture in so the couscous did not dry out. Good main dish alone but I agree with the reviewer that it said it could benefit from something with.

Joshua Wohl
12

Joshua Wohl

2/15/2011

Excellent! I used pine nut couscous mix, substituted goat cheese for the mozzarella, added roasted red peppers along with the sun dried tomatoes, and skipped the mint. Also, after reading the comments about the mix being too soggy, I strained the tomato pulp before adding it to the mix. I cooked it with the tomato top on, and then removed the top for the last few minutes and put the tomatoes under the broiler. Overall, the taste was wonderful, no problems with the consistency, and this recipe was quick, easy and delicious.

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