Cheesy Baked Tomatoes

These Baked Tomatoes
Are Easy and Quick

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A baked tomato in 20 minutes!

Here’s a recipe you haven’t seen before. These stuffed baked tomatoes are a great appetizer or side dish. The best part is, they’re easy to make. Make sure your tomatoes are not too ripe. This recipe serves two.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Here’s what you do:

  • Take that fancy melon baller that you thought you’d never use and hollow out the tomatoes, putting the tomato pulp in a mixing bowl. If you don’t have a fancy melon baller, use a spoon.
  • Mix in the cheeses, saving enough mozzarella to sprinkle over the top.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put the mixture in the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs and remaining mozzarella on top.
  • Broil until the cheese is golden brown.

Spaghetti with a Twist

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Using breakfast sausage instead of ground beef makes this a fun take on traditional spaghetti. If you use turkey sausage, it also makes it healthier. And don’t get hung up over the amounts on any of the ingredients. We don’t know what you like; we only know how we like it! Your taste may vary. The carrots add sweetness without using processed sugar. Have fun and create a great spaghetti with a twist!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage (or turkey breakfast sausage)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can of mushrooms, pieces and stems
  • 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • Up to 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon basil preferably. If not, oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (we use a lot more)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Here’s what you do:

  • Saute the onions, peppers and carrots until soft.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue to cook over medium heat about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and cook until done.
  • Add the tomatoes, sauce and paste.
  • Add basil (or oregano), chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve over (well, duh) spaghetti noodles.

 

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