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Stuffed Tomatoes

FODMAP sie dish - Stuffed Tomatoes

I have a strong memory of my Dad making stuffed tomatoes during the summer time and finding it such a delicious & unexpected treat. Not only is it a super versatile side dish to make but also a great FODMAP side dish as one common small tomato is safe. You can really use whatever stuffing ingredients you have available to you so feel free to be creative!

I have always considered tomatoes a vegetable even though I know this is a hotly debated topic. What I didn’t know was the vegetable vs. fruit debate made it all the way to the supreme court in 1893 when a farmer wanted the tomato to be considered a fruit to avoid the higher vegetable tariffs. During this case it was determined the tomato should be classified as a vegetable based on the culinary usage and not the botanical/science category. According to science, fruit is defined as “the usually edible reproductive body of a seed plant.” Vegetables are described most commonly as the “roots, stems, leaves or other auxiliary parts of the plant.” If you’re having this age old argument with someone if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you can banter back asking if they’re speaking in science or culinary terms! I love this quote from journalist Miles Kington regarding the tomato:

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”

Looking for other FODMAP side dish recipes to make? Check out a few of my favorites: roasted carrots & sauteed green beans & cherry tomatoes.

Cored Tomatoes
Cored Tomatoes
Bread crumb stuffing
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FODMAP sie dish - Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

  • Author: Fit Fab FODMAP
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


A delicious and easy tomato side dish recipe!


  • 2 tomatoes, cored and center scooped out
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of fresh herbs (I used parsley, basil & sage)
  • 1 tbsp green onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup FODMAP safe mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the butter on medium heat.  Add the remaining stuffing ingredients and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Scoop the stuffing evenly into the tomatoes.
  4. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and place the stuffed tomatoes.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Keywords: fodmap side dish, low fodmap side dish recipes, fodmap safe tomato recipes, fodmap summer recipes

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