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Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes

Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
Are these beautiful grilled tomatoes, stuffed with cannellinis, herbs and cheese, an appetizer, a side or a meal on their own? Answer: They’re whatever you want them to be. They work well as any of the above.
Updated March 27, 2017

Ingredients

  • 6 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove stem end from tomatoes, halve lengthwise and scoop out seeds and membranes. Brush inside and outside with olive oil.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix beans, cheese, onion, thyme, pepper flakes and salt. Spoon bean mixture into tomatoes.
  • 3
    Stack two 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil; fold edges over, and bring up sides to make a basket. Spray foil with cooking spray. Place foil on grill over medium heat; place filled tomatoes on foil. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomatoes are softened.
  • 4
    Drizzle with lemon juice; sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • To easily remove the stuffed tomatoes without disturbing the filling, use tongs to pull the foil basket onto an unrimmed large cookie sheet or pizza peel.
  • Remove seeds and membranes from tomatoes using a sharp spoon or melon baller.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
2g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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