Beef/ Main Dishes

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Our Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes are a must try recipe! One skillet of tangy tomatoes loaded with lean ground beef and summer squash. When I eyed these beautiful, ripe red beefsteak tomatoes at a local produce stand, I had to have them.  They just spoke to me. “Teri….buy me.” What? You mean vegetables don’t talk to you?

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes are One Pan of Wonderful!

Just look at ’em. I almost hated to cut these gorgeous tomatoes.


Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe



Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe from Buy This Cook That


These beefsteaks are the perfect tomato for our Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes. Use a small paring knife to cut around the core and then scoop out the inside carefully with a spoon.

(Don’t you dare toss the tomato guts, save them for something else…tacos or salsa, maybe?)


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Then to the stuffing! You can get creative here, and go with a typical meatloaf type stuffing. Or keep it a little lighter and use veggies like we did.


Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes


We pre-cooked our meat and veggies so we wouldn’t have to over cook the tomato “shells”.

Just stir and cook, and leave the meat just a little pink inside and the veggies are crisp tender. They will finish cooking in the oven.



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Let the meat mixture cool a little and add the Italian dressing, bread crumbs, half of the cheese and the egg. Stir it all up and stuff your tomatoes full.  The recipe amount can likely fill four tomatoes depending on the size. We went with three because that’s all I bought.

Scrape out all the bits that are left, and place the soon to be roasted stuffed tomatoes back into the same skillet.  (This recipe keeps getting better and better.)



Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes


Roast the stuffed tomatoes, top with more cheese, and finish under the broiler until brown and bubbly. (I think “top with more cheese” is my favorite phrase ever.)

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Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes


These Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes make a meal all by themselves or with a fresh summer salad..  And they look amazing on your summer pretty dishes.




4 from 4 votes

Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes

A delicious recipe with roasted red, ripe tomatoes stuffed with lean ground beef and garden fresh vegetables.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 356 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

  • 3 - 4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow squash diced small
  • 1/2 small onion diced small
  • 1/2 TB oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB Italian dressing
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Cook That

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a paring knife, cut out the core of the tomatoes. Carefully scoop out the insides with a spoon. Set aside.
  3. In a large oven safe skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium heat. Add ground beef, squash, onion, salt, pepper, and dried Italian seasoning. Stir and cook until meat is cooked halfway through.
  4. Remove from heat and allow meat mixture to cool. Stir in half of the cheese, all of the breadcrumbs, egg, and Italian dressing. Combine well.
  5. Evenly spoon the stuffing into the tomatoes, and place them in the skillet. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven and broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Stuffed Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 1020mg44%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 9.3mg11%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    June 16, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Those stuffed tomatoes look amazing!!! Definitely going to make this once the squash in the garden is ready to pick! Wonderful post!!

  • Reply
    September 13, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Thanks for this recipe! I just made a vegetarian version with quinoa and mushrooms — in the oven now ????

    • Reply
      September 13, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Great idea with the quinoa. I’ve made them before with only veggies but not quinoa. Let me know how they turned out. 🙂

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