Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Goat Cheese Recipe -
Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Goat Cheese Recipe
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Cherry Tomatoes Filled with Goat Cheese

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"You can also use the little, yellow, pear-shaped tomatoes for this recipe, and feel free to use minced tarragon or chervil instead of basil."

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Original recipe makes 24 stuffed cherry tomatoes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork until well blended.
  2. Cut the top off each cherry tomato. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out the pulp to make a hollow, yet sturdy, shell. Drain off any juice that may be in the tomato shells.
  3. Using a small spoon, scoop about 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture and carefully stuff into a tomato shell. Repeat until tomatoes or cheese mixture is used up. Arrange the filled tomatoes on a platter to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2010

Good stuff! I took a tiny slice off the bottom so they would sit upright. I also added some roasted garlic to the mix and it was a little creamier. I put it in a ziplock, snipped the corner off and piped into the tomato cups.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2012

I made these without any changes to the recipe but wish I had left out the salt it was a little too salty. Made them a 2nd time cut out the salt and used dill my family preferred this over basil. Also used tips from prior reviews, I sliced a little off the bottom of the tomatoes this made them stand up easier on the plate and used a ziplock bag like a pasty bag to fill the tomatoes.

Apr 14, 2005

I thought this was a great recipe! Well worth the time of hollowing out all those cherry tomatoes (I doubled the recipe). I used it for my boyfriends art opening and people loved them! I did take other reviewers advice and did not use any salt and it was a good thing I did. It would have been way too salty otherwise. I also used a combination of feta and crumbled blue cheese for added flavor.

Aug 26, 2003

I really enjoyed these. Made them for a party and they were a big hit. I used a serrated grapefruit spoon to do the tomatoes, which worked well.

May 27, 2003

YUM!! This was the best. I wanted to note a cool modification on this recipe. One of my roommates is lactose intolerant (so obviously, he can't have cheese). I bought some tofu and substituted it for the goat cheese in his "stuffed tomatoes". I was a little worried how it would turn out, in fact I told him that if it was "gross" that he didn't have to eat it. I stuffed one tomato for him and had him try it, and he thought it was GREAT. The only change he would make is that next time I should buy the "extra firm" tofu instead of the "firm" tofu. So I was pleasantly surprised that the substitution worked. Thanks for a great recipe. It was easier than I thought it would be!

Oct 31, 2002

So easy; I actually used a pastry bag to fill the tomatoes. In a pinch I once used the prepared cheese spread (Alouete etc.). Will definately make this again!!

Oct 31, 2002

This ROCKS! I'm lazy, so I just bought basil goat cheese and stuffed it in. These disappear so fast! We have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes this year, so everyone gets to try these!

Oct 31, 2002

Really easy recipe. Can easily be doubled and is great at parties. You can fill the tomatoes with seasoned cream cheese too!


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  • Calories
  • 42 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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