Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegetarian
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving

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Italian Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups lentils, cooked
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, Italian, toasted (use gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh; shredded
  • salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice the top off of the tomatoes, then use a spoon to hollow them out completely.
  • Place the tomatoes in a cast iron skillet or baking dish, then drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lentils, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, dried oregano and fresh basil. Toss and season to taste.
  • Spoon the mixture into the tomatoes then place the top back on each tomato.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and cooked through.