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Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes are a must make side dish/ appetizer. The hollowed out tomato halves are stuffed with an easy to make, garlicky pesto them roasted until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are soft. They're delicious! | vegetarian + gluten-free + keto | #theendlessmeal #tomatoes #pesto #stuffedtomatoes #keto #glutenfree #vegetarian

Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes are a must make side dish/ appetizer. The hollowed out tomato halves are stuffed with an easy to make, garlicky pesto them roasted until the cheese melts and the tomatoes are soft. They’re delicious!

| vegetarian + gluten-free + keto |


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Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, cut in half diagonally
  • 2/3 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan, divided
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Hollow out each tomato half and nestle them into an ovenproof baking dish or cast iron pan.
  2. Place the basil, 1/4 cup of the parmesan, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and sea salt into a small food processor and blend until a chunky pesto forms.
  3. Stuff the tomato halves with the pesto (about 1 tablespoon per tomato half) then top with the remaining parmesan cheese.
  4. Roast the pesto stuffed tomatoes for 20-25 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft and the cheese has melted.