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How do you make stuffed tomatoes with cheese?

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To make stuffed tomatoes, slice 2 vine-ripened tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle the insides of the tomatoes with salt, and set them upside-down on a cooling rack to allow excess moisture to drain out of them. Then, stuff the centers with a mixture of 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F.

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Another recipe makes stuffed tomatoes that are filled with cheddar cheese, sausage and peppers. To make this version of stuffed tomatoes, cut the tops off of 2 ripe tomatoes and scoop out the flesh. Place the tomatoes in a baking dish, and set this aside while you prepare the stuffing. Combine 10 ounces of canned tomatoes with green chili peppers, 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 pound of cooked, smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces, in a bowl. Stir well.

Fill the hollowed out tomato skins with scoops of the stuffing mixture. Sprinkle an additional 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese on top of the tomatoes. Place the pan in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 minutes.

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