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Italian Lentil Stuffed Tomatoes

Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Lentils
Specialty Diet Vegetarian
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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