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Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes // Karista's Kitchen

What could be more quintessentially summer than Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes?  

We’re winding up summer and that means my little red beauties will soon be gone.  My heart is sad.

But while I’ve got an abundance of tomatoes in the kitchen, I’m making Elizabeth David’s Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes. Along with loads of other lovely tomato recipes like roasted tomatoes and fennel, roasted cherry tomatoes to smear on crostini with goat cheese and of course a roasted tomato jam.

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes // Karista's Kitchen

If I’d been a little more on task this summer, I would have canned some of those little red beauties to use during the up coming mid-winter tomato slump.  Winter will arrive and we’ll all be craving homemade Vinci Sauce and Meatballs and Spaghetti alle Vongole.

Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes // Karista's Kitchen

Until I find time to do some canning, I love roasting our treasured summer fruit.  Roasted tomatoes are fabulous alone or with balsamic vinegar and oil, or with onions, garlic and fresh herbs, roasted with fennel and of course, one of my favorite tomato recipes is the classic Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes.

Tomatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal or just eat them right off the baking sheet. 🙂

Delicious Summer Wishes!

Karista

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Splash of white wine

Instructions

  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the inside. Sprinkle with salt and turn upside down to drain for a few minutes.
  • In a double boiler melt the Gruyère with the Dijon, black pepper, shallots and splash of white wine.
  • Fill the tomatoes with the Gruyère cheese mixture and bake for about 10 minutes. Then finish the tomatoes under the broiler to make the tops nice and toasty.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Notes

    Slightly adapted from Elizabeth David's Table

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    46 Comments

  • Reply
    Cara Olsen
    August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Shrimp scampi is one of my all time favorite meals! Normally I am not one for stewed or soft tomatoes, but I have yet to come across a dish you are incapable of making look anything but appetizing and palatable.

    Side note: I have been having sinus issues and I used a tomatoes and radishes to help clear me out. Thank you again for bringing the juicer into my life. 😉

    Xoxox,
    ~ C

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Yay! so glad to hear the juicing is helping. I had my beet, carrot and apple tonic this morning for breakfast. 🙂 I never loved soft tomatoes until recent years, mostly because my tomatoes wouldn’t ripen very well in our cool summer weather. Roasting them brought out the flavor and then I’d throw them in pasta, soups, stews or on salads. I guess my palate got used to the soft texture or either I just gave up ever growing a juicy sweet summer tomato. LOL!! By the way, I’m working on some marketing blurbs and wondered if I could quote you on a few lovely comments you’ve given me. I will absolutely give your name and web address. Just let me know if that’s ok. Thanks Cara!!

      • Reply
        Cara Olsen
        August 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

        Ooo, yes, my husband loves to roast vegetables over an open flame, and I am always amazed at the different array of flavors this technique brings about. He recreated our favorite dish from Lazy Dog last night — pesto chicken and hummus — and it turned out incredibly well. He roasted both the pasilla and the bell peppers, before using our Ninja juicer to puree the ingredients.

        Of course! Please feel free to use any of my comments. 😉

        • Reply
          Karista
          August 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Hahaha! I love that you have a Ninja juicer! Thanks Cara. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren E.
    August 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    These look delicious, and how easy?! I’ll be using this on the last of my summer tomatoes.

    http://www.laurenfoode.com

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Lauren! Enjoy. And isn’t everything better with a little Gruyere. 🙂

      • Reply
        Lauren E.
        August 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

        Yes! Absolutely everything. 🙂

  • Reply
    thecompletecookbook
    August 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Tomatoes are so versatile. Lovely dishes Karista.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks Mandy! I especially love the cheese stuffed tomatoes. 🙂

  • Reply
    bitsandbreadcrumbs
    August 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I could eat every tomato, fennel and every bit of pasta in these pictures! It will be sad indeed when the tomatoes are gone.

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Hahaha! I know! I could probably eat my way through an entire platter of the stuffed tomatoes. 🙂

  • Reply
    yummychunklet
    August 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    These tomatoes look very tasty! Yum!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you! They are lovely indeed. 🙂

  • Reply
    abuchon
    August 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Your roasted stuffed tomatoes look delicious! Hmmm…I have some tomatoes on hand…might need to give your recipe a whirl. 🙂

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      They do make the lovliest (and tastiest) sides to any meal. Or pair with a salad of mixed greens for an entree. Yum!

  • Reply
    Colleen Simmons
    August 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    You did it once again Karista ~ I can’t wait to give these a try….the photos sure are making me hungry….thanks for the reminder that tomatoes will be going out soon….I have to hit our farmers market and buy tons to slice up & slow roast so I can freeze them…..all the best!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      🙂 So glad you love these recipes Colleen! I wish I’d had time to can a few myself but I may have time to make sauce and freeze. Great suggestion!

  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    August 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’m totally crazy over your totally tomatoes! Every recipe looks grand. I am having heirloom tomato withdrawal. Please send some to HK!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      I would absolutely send some to you if I thought they’d make the trip! Love Heirlooms, but I also love the medium round best boy variety too. Heirlooms just seem to be so much sweeter though. Have a fabulous week Bam!

  • Reply
    Profiteroles & Ponytails
    August 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks for all the great ideas for tomatoes! I’m going to try the roasted tomatoes and fennel since I love them both but haven’t tried them together!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      You’re so welcome!! I know you’ll love the fennel and tomatoes together. So simple and delish as a side for any roasted or grilled meats or fish.

  • Reply
    Tandy
    August 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love tomato and fennel!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Two of my favorites as well Tandy!

  • Reply
    saffronandhoney
    August 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Fennel and tomatoes – two of my favorite things together and flavors that I think complement each other beautifully! I will also miss tomato season terribly.

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:41 am

      I agree, fennel and tomatoes were made for each other. 🙂 I also like that combo in fish stew with a little wine, fish broth, garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Yum!

  • Reply
    gardenfreshtomatoes
    August 28, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Love ’em all, but the stuffed tomatoes are a must!
    I’ve been making crock pot tomato sauce when they pile up on the counter…just let them go all day, blitz them with an immersion blender, and stick a wooden spoon in the pot to vent the steam. Cook them down to your desired thickness, and either freeze the sauce, or can it. We’ve got at least a month left of tomatoes here, and I’m going to wring every bit of juicy goodness out of it!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

      🙂 Oh love the crock pot tomato sauce!! I make tons of sauce as well but always in my Dutch oven. I’m absolutely going to try it in the crock pot! Do you have a post on that? I’d love to post that on myFB page. The weather has turned cooler so not sure how many more red tomatoes I’m going to get. I usually end up with a nice assortment of green tomatoes toward the end of the season. Great for frying or a green tomato tart I suppose. Have a great week!

  • Reply
    Karen
    August 28, 2012 at 5:48 am

    The roasted fennel and tomatoes are calling my name. We have been eating tomatoes everyday and enjoying it so much.

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Probably one of my favorite produce of summer! I will so miss them when the season is over 🙁 Have a lovely week Karen!

  • Reply
    billpeeler
    August 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Love roasted tomatoes – and I’m sure I would love them more with gruyere! Also loved that you used them with fennel, as well. Such great flavor combos!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Thanks Bill! Oh yes, the Gruyere just makes everything taste better! LOL!

  • Reply
    girlinafoodfrenzy
    August 28, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Hi Karista, I love those oozey tommy’s and the melts cheese is always a big yes from me! I would love to see how you can and preserve those lovelies so I’m going to be on watch, just in case you happen to come by some extras! Summer and tomatoes really do go hand in hand. 🙂

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

      I haven’t had time to do any canning but I am going to make tomato sauce to freeze. The blog Garden Fresh Tomatoes makes her sauce in a slow cooker and then freezes or cans it which I think positively brilliant! I usually make my tomato sauce in a Dutch oven, but the slow cooker seems much for efficient as well as a great way to slowly cook down the tomatoes. Another blogger and friend of mine here in Seattle is Janelle from Talk of Tomatoes. She’s got her Master Certificate in Preservation and I know she’s got some great perserving recipes on her blog. Hope this helps Alli!! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Kelley {mountainmamacooks}
    August 28, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Those stuffed tomatoes are to die for! So gorgeous. I have been canning tomatoes like crazy the past week. Trying to hold onto the end of summer!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Kelley, I could eat my weight in those stuffed tomatoes. 🙂 Oh how I wish I had time to can! I did make sauce to freeze so I’m feeling just a little better about myself! I will have to raid my neighbors canning pantry mid winter. Hope you’re doing well and having a great rest of the summer!!! Hugs to ya friend!

  • Reply
    Danny
    August 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    The Gruyere stuffed tomato is genius — I want some so bad right now.

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks Danny! Wish I thought of it first but it was the brilliant Elizabeth David. 🙂

  • Reply
    Shut Up & Cook
    August 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I am so very excited to try your tomatoes and fennel recipe…yum!

    How long do you think they’ll keep roasted?

    xo!

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      I reheated the next day and still yum, but not quite as crisp tender… a little more on the tender side. But yummy enough to throw into my lunch salad. 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    emmycooks
    August 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, I want those gruyere-stuffed tomatoes now! I think I may have to plan tomorrow’s dinner around them….

    • Reply
      Karista
      August 29, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Hahaha! Emmy, that’s exactly what I did last week. 🙂

  • Reply
    Promenade Claire
    September 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Adding fennel to roasting is just fabulous! I always think I could do with more hustle to my bustle too !

    • Reply
      Karista
      September 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Hahaha! I try to speed up my hustle but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Glad you like the fennel and tomatoes. A lovely way to serve a quick side dish. 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary
    September 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Just finished making stuffed peppers for a family meal (meat based), so thought I’d check out your tomato dish. Very nice.

    • Reply
      Karista
      September 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Thank you Mary! We love stuffed peppers in my house. I think I might make them every other week. 🙂 Enjoy!

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