Pastina Stuffed Tomatoes

16
Christine Cuneo

By
@frilled2b

I make this dish often - my family really likes it. Besides being flavorful, the tomatoes make a colorful, zesty addition to any dinner.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This stuffed tomato is a little different than traditional stuffed tomato recipes. It's not full of the creaminess you expect, so the tomato itself shines and it's full of Italian flavors. We loved the texture the pasta adds and cheese hold's the filling together. Panko bread crumbs add a bit of crunch on top. Parsley adds a bit of freshness to the recipe (along with flavor). These stuffed tomatoes would be a great appetizer or side dish. This little tomato is sure to impress your family and friends. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3
    tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    cooked pastina
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • dash(es)
    black pepper
  • dash(es)
    garlic powder
  • dash(es)
    onion powder
  • dash(es)
    Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c
    finley diced pepperoni
  • 1/4 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • ·
    Panko bread crumbs for topping

How to Make Pastina Stuffed Tomatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pastina in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and use a knife to cut around the inside, separating the flesh from the skin. Scoop out the flesh and place the pulp in a strainer. Separate as many of the seeds from the meat as possible and discard. Chop the remaining meat and working as much of the juice out as possible.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except for the topping Panko crumbs; mix well.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the tomato skins and top with the remaining crumbs.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes or until tops brown. Be careful overcooking will cause the tomatoes to split. Allow to cool for a few minutes to set before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pastina Stuffed Tomatoes

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Recipes
Hashtags: #panko #Tomato #pastina



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey


While my Thanksgiving dinner may be smaller this year, I am still going to roast my usual-sized turkey. It’s just as easy to roast one that’s big or one that’s small. By roasting a larger one, I guarantee leftovers. They’re my favorite and I love to turn the turkey into a completely different dish. “I […]

18 Inexpensive Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

18 Inexpensive Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes


Preparing a holiday meal can get pricy. However, there are ways to prepare a fantastic holiday dinner while still saving a few dollars. Planning a menu early and shopping sales are two tips. Preparing recipes with budget-friendly ingredients is also key. Potatoes are inexpensive and Hasselback potatoes make an amazing presentation. Turkey is typically the […]

32 Leftover Turkey Recipes

32 Leftover Turkey Recipes


Leftovers are one of our top 5 favorite things about Thanksgiving! From sandwiches to casseroles to soups, turkey leftover recipes are a delicious tradition we love partaking in. Don’t settle for the same boring ideas. Check out these 32 turkey leftover recipes that might just be better than Thanksgiving dinner.