Oven Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

Oven baked stuffed tomatoes


4 large ripe tomatoes


1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup olive oil

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Slice the tomatoe tops off horizontally and scoop the top 2/3’s of the pulp and seeds out.  Salt the insides and rest upside down on a wire rack resting on a sheet pan.  About 15 minutes.  In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, the panko crumbs, garlic, basil, half the parmesan cheese, oil and pepper.  Stuff the tomatoes with the filling. Place in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.  Bake until cooked through and tops are golden, approx. 30 minutes.  Enjoy!