- 2 cups soft breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried whole basil
- Fresh basil leaves (optional)
How to Make It
Remove stems from tomatoes, and cut a 1/4-inch slice from the top of each. Scoop out pulp, leaving shells intact. Set pulp aside. Invert tomato shells on paper towels to drain; set aside.
Press reserved pulp through a food mill or sieve. Combine pulp, breadcrumbs, butter, parsley, salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon basil; mix well.
Spoon mixture into prepared tomato shells. Place tomatoes in a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, before serving.