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Quick and Easy Stuffed Tomatoes with Bread Crumbs and Cheese


Quick and easy stuffed tomatoes. What makes these stuffed tomatoes so quick and easy to prepare? The secret is that they aren't actually stuffed! These tomatoes have a filling piled on top rather than stuffed inside, making them the quickest and easiest stuffed tomato recipe you'll ever find. Perfect for dinner, as a vegetarian side dish or a simple vegetarian appetizer.

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  • 4 medium-large tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs, regular or panko
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp basil or mixed Italian seasoning


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice tomatoes in half and place cut-side up on a lightly greased baking sheet or muffin tin. Season with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, combine the melted margarine, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil or Italian seasoning. Place a generous spoonful of the breadcrumb mixture securely on top of each tomato.

Bake tomatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread crumbs on top are lightly golden brown. Enjoy!

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