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Roasted Tomatoes Stuffed with Mozzarella

Ingredients

4 large ripe tomatoes
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella, chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped basil
4 tbs extra virgin olive oil, divided
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
extra basil  and butter lettuce leaves for garnish
Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cut a 1/4 inch slice from the top end of each of the tomatoes, then scoop out the insides.
  • Chop the pulp, then place into a bowl.
  • Mix the pulp with 1/2 lb of the fresh mozzarella, the bread crumbs, the basil and 2 tbs of the olive oil.
  • Season the mixture with salt and pepper and combine well.
  • Stuff the tomatoes with the mixture and place the reserved slices on top, then drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  • Place the tomatoes in a greased, foil lined baking pan and roast for 30 minutes.
  • Place a butter lettuce on each of 4 platters and top with a tomato and garnish with additional basil leaves.

Servings

4

Prep

20 min

Cook

30 min

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Skill Level

Easy