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Quick and Easy Stuffed Tomatoes with Bread Crumbs and Cheese

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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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Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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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