Smoked Gouda Stuffed Tomatoes

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. 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.

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 fall tomatoes, give this a go.

Smoked Gouda Stuffed Tomatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:10 min

Cook Time:20 min

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.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slicing tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup white or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup shredded smoked cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika (or other favorite dried spice)
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Directions:

  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.

One Response to “Smoked Gouda Stuffed Tomatoes”

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    violet nelson — October 2, 2011 @ 5:30 am

    I love when my daughter comes home to cook. She does a super job, she bargain shops, and she comes up with unique mouth-watering ideas we all love. YES!

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