Baked Stuffed Tomatoes 


  • 2 large organic tomatoes
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add butter to medium skillet and warm over medium heat.
  3. Add spinach and garlic and saute until spinach is wilted.
  4. Combine warmed spinach, bread crumbs and oregano in a medium bowl and mix well (the moisture from the spinach should act as a bonding agent with the bread crumbs). Set aside.
  5. Slice tomatoes in half (crosswise) and scoop out the pulp and seeds.
  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon olive oil in the same skillet used to saute spinach and warm over medium heat.
  7. Place tomatoes, cut side down, into the skillet and "fry" for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish.
  8. Top each tomato with an equal amount of the spinach/bread crumb mixture.
  9. Drizzle remaining 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over tomatoes and top with parmesan.
  10. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Enjoy!

Do you ever get tired of eating meat? My diet is based on mostly chicken and turkey with fish from time-to-time. Every few months or so, though, I get tired of eating meat. Or maybe it is that I get bored eating the same thing time and time again. Regardless, I'm in my vegetarian-ish phase. My husband wanted stuffed bell peppers tonight but it just didn't sound good. I made the fam stuffed bell peppers as requested but decided to do something different for myself. Luckily I have a few recipes socked away for when I get in a meat funk. I went through my various cookbooks and couldn't decide on anything, so I took a few different recipes and combined them into one to create an easy, yummy dish that satisfies me without the need for meat. I offered the hubs and my daughter (the two food critics in the house) a taste and got two thumbs up. My husband said they tasted like pizza (it's the oregano) and my daughter said they were "yummy." As for me, as a former tomato-hater, I thought they were a light, delicious dinner perfect for any meat funk. The one thing I wish I had done differently is added quinoa. The next time I make them I will definitely add it and would recommend for any of you to do the same (and let me know how it turns out!).