Pasta-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons acini de pepe or orzo
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed parsley, finely snipped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 small plum tomatoes or 24 cherry tomatoes
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Combine parsley, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese, oil, water, basil, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Stir in cooked pasta.
  3. Remove stems from tomatoes. Cut plum tomatoes in half lengthwise. Spoon out seeds and center membrane. If using cherry tomatoes, slice a thin layer off the round end of each one to make them stand upright. Using a small spoon, scoop out and discard the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Invert tomatoes and drain on paper towels. Place tomatoes, right side up, on serving plate. Spoon or pipe pasta mixture into tomatoes. Cover; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  4. To serve, let tomatoes stand at room temperature 30 minutes.