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Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Yield 20 servings (serving size: 1 filled tomato shell)
If you have some lean ham on hand, you can use it in place of the Canadian bacon. The carbo rating will be the same.

Ingredients

  • 20 large cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat ranch dressing
  • 4 (1/2-ounce) slices Canadian bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Parsley sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 24
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 1.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 75 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut top off each tomato; carefully scoop out pulp. Reserve pulp for another use. Invert tomato shells onto paper towels; let drain 30 minutes.

  2. Combine cream cheese and dressing, stirring well. Add Canadian bacon and next 4 ingredients; stir. Spoon mixture evenly into tomato shells, or pipe into shells using a decorating bag fitted with a large round tip. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

  3. carbo rating: 1

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