Last month my brother-in-law and his fiancée got married. I’m sure Michelle got lots of advice on wedding related things, but I told her my most important piece of advice is to make sure she gets a plate of food set aside for her to bring home! I didn’t get to eat anything at my wedding reception, though I hear the food was fabulous!
Well this time I wasn’t the bride, just a bridesmaid. So I got to eat! There were many yummy things but there was one thing that stood out. It was so unassuming, these little tomatoes on a platter. I didn’t get one because I wasn’t sure what they were stuffed with and my plate was already full! My mom got a few though and she told me to try one. Heavenly! They taste exactly like little bite-sized BLTs, full of creamy bacon flavor. I went back for more for myself and they were all gone :( A few days later I went off in search of a recipe to make them and found it on Taste of Home’s website. It was a huge hit at a jewelry party I had, I can’t wait to make them (and eat them!) again!
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
1 package grape or cherry tomatoes, washed
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
- Carefully cut off the tops of the tomatoes and very carefully scoop out the insides. Give a little thought beforehand to how you’re going to scoop them out – I used the round part on a jalapeno corer. You don’t want to tear the outside of the tomato and you don’t want to scoop all the way through.
- Place all the tomatoes on a plate and put the rest of the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped and mixed. If the filling is too “firm” then add a little more mayonnaise and mix well.
- Scoop into a ziploc bag fitted with an icing piping attachment (or just make a small hole in the tip of the bag) and gently squeeze the filling into the tomatoes.
- Cover the tray and place in the refrigerator a few hours to firm up.
- Serve cold.