Make the most of the fresh tomatoes of summer. This vegetarian stuffed tomato recipe is meal worthy. Smoked gouda is the perfect cheese choice.Smoked gouda stuffed tomatoes. Stuffed with yummy ingredients and baked until soft. YUM!

I was delighted when I found a small basket of gourmet cheeses cut in small pieces at my local grocery store. A sort of grab bag of end pieces and individually-sized bits, most of which were priced under $2.00.

I considered it a good opportunity to try a different kind of cheese without committing to buying a large block. I went home with a small piece of smoked gouda.

Trader Joe’s also has a good and affordable smoked Gouda.

Buying cheese at Trader Joe's

My dad had given me a bunch of tomatoes from his garden, so I throw together a basic recipe for stuffed tomatoes.  I’m glad I did, because the fresh tomatoes and smoked gouda really complemented each other well.

If you’re looking for a recipe that showcases your late-summer tomatoes, give this a go.

Smoked gouda stuffed tomatoes recipe: Such a delicious way to prepare tomatoes! Click through for recipe.

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Although I recommend using smoked gouda for this recipe, you can substitute smoked cheddar, Parmesan, or another type of cheese. Also, you can add additional vegetables or meat to the filling.


  • 4 slicing tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup white or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the top sixth off of the tomatoes and scoop out seeds and filling with a spoon. The inside of the tomato should be dry.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon mixture into hollowed-out tomatoes. Drizzle additional olive oil on top of the bread crumb mixture.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until tops are golden brown.

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