Cheesy pasta stuffed tomatoes

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

USE YOUR FAVORITE MAC AND CHEESE
RECIPE OR:
3/4 c small elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp flour
1 c canned milk
1/2 c grated pepperjack cheese
1/2 c grated cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
8 large tomatoes
4 slice bacon, diced
1/4 c onion, diced
1/2 c mushrooms, diced

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Lynn Socko Recipe
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Well Seasoned
San Angelo, TX (pop. 93,200)
lynnsocko
Member Since Oct 2010
Lynn's notes for this recipe:
My newest "thing" is to see how many ways I can stuff a tomato. This is #2.
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Directions

1
Cut tops off of tomatoes, hollow out insides, place upside down on bakers (over baking sheet) and bake 400° for 10 min. Set aside till ready to use.
2
Dice bacon,onion and mushroom. Cook bacon till almost done, add onions and mushrooms, cook till tender. Set aside.
3
Cook pasta per package directions.
4
Meanwhile heat butter in med. saucepan. Add flour and stir in, cook on low heat for a few minutes to remove the floury flavor. Add milk and stir constantly till all lumps are removed. Cook on low till sauce thickens. Add cheese to melt. Taste to add salt and pepper.
5
When pasta is done, drain and place back into pan. Pour cheese sauce over and mix well, add bacon mixture and mix in. Place pasta into tomatoes and garnish with a little extra cheese and pop in micro to melt.
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user Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Jan 31, 2012
These are beautiful!! What did you roll the tomatoe in, I see it covered with spices but dont see that in the directions?
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Jan 31, 2012
These ARE beautiful Lynn, great way to use any leftover mac n cheese thanks for sharing.
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Jan 31, 2012
I agree these are beautiful Lynn!!! And I love the ingredients!!! YUMMY!!
user Lynn Socko lynnsocko - Jan 31, 2012
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