Mac n’ Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

A delicious main course or appetizer during the summer months. These tomatoes are stuffed then grilled to cheesy charred perfection.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 cup Italpasta Total Pasta Elbows
  • 1/4 cup Italpasta Seasoned Breadcrumbs
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1 pinch chili pepper flakes, add to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 10 tomatoes, trimmed, flesh scooped out
  • salt, add to taste
  • pepper, add to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a lightly oiled grill over medium high heat. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over butter and whisk until golden. Stir in milk and bring to a simmer. Gradually whisk in mozzarella cheese and 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper and add Elbows; toss to combine.
  • Trim the bottom of each of the hollowed tomatoes so that they stand straight without rolling. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Divide mac n’ cheese and tomatoes; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, chili flakes (if using), oregano and breadcrumbs.
  • Arrange tomatoes on the grill and cook for 15-18 minutes until charred and heated through. Let tomatoes rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve alongside a green salad.

Tips

Italpasta Total pasta is an excellent source of fibre! 
Tomatoes are low in Sodium, Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They are excellent sources of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 338mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g