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Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Bacon Stuffed Tomatoes

Bacon Stuffed Tomatoes

Linda Larsen
I just love the new pre-cooked bacon on the market. Just warm it in your microwave to crisp and it's ready to use! No mess, no fuss and no clean-up. For a vegetarian version of this recipe, try substituting cashews or diced avocado for the bacon. Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes are the most popular appetizers I have ever made. In fact, double the recipe and you still won't have any left over. For a dip form of this recipe, see Bacon Cherry Tomato Dip.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (NOT packaged)
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh minced basil leaves
  • 16-oz. pkg. bacon, crisply cooked, drained, and crumbled

Preparation:

Cut the top off each cherry tomato, and using a melon baller or a sharp knife, carefully scoop out the seeds and pulp. Place each tomato upside down on paper towel to drain.

Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stuff each cherry tomato with the bacon mixture. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

To serve, I like to line the serving tray with parsley to keep the little tomatoes from rolling around. It's very pretty too. You need to use curly parsley to keep them upright - lettuce won't do the trick.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
bacon stuffed cherry tomatoes, Guest Rhonda

I tweaked this slightly by chopping up the tomatoes instead of stuffing them. i added them to the mixture and served with beer bread and/or ritz crackers as a dip. It was absolutely wonderful! I tripled this recipe for my sons birthday party and it was gone in a flash.

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