How to Make Stuffed Tomatoes

With the RIDICULOUSLY mouth-watering tomato harvest at hand, we thought you might enjoy this mini tutorial on how to make stuffed tomatoes! (Especially if you've not made them before!)


Note: For this recipe tutorial, we have not provided a filling recipe for you. You can literally use ANYTHING savory that will fit into a tomato, and rice (as pictured) is an easy go-to option if you have it on hand.


  • 8 delicious island tomatoes*
  • approximately 2 cups of filling of your choice
  • cheese to add to the top
  • parsley for garnish

* Of course during late summer, we hope you'd have delicious island tomatoes on hand, but any tomato will work!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut a thin sliver off the bottom of your tomatoes. This is simply so that they will sit flat on the plate when you're finished, rather than wobbling over on their sides(!!).
  3. Cut off the tops of your tomatoes. (Note: These AND the tomato seeds in step #3 can be tossed into a blended salad dressing or a nice cold gazpacho!)
  4. Scoop out the seeds, being careful to leave the base intact. The easiest way to do this is to cut a circle with a super-sharp knife, then a grapefruit spoon for scooping.
  5. Add your filling to the inside. We love rice, pâté, or ANY delicious food that can easily fit in a tomato. Let it be easy AND delicious, friends!
  6. Place the filled tomatoes in a glass baking dish, add cheese to the tops of each tomato, and bake in your pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Add your garnish, and ENJOY!

Éva Raposa

Éva Raposa is a digital marketing strategist, website designer, and raw foods enthusiast based on the island of Martha's Vineyard.