Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This is a "repeat recipe."  Meaning I posted it on the blog a few years ago and am finally getting around to updating it!  I decided to make these delicious ricotta stuffed tomatoes for Mother's Day and grabbed my camera at the last moment to take some new photos.  I'm glad I did because they look so much better than the original post.  

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes make a delicious side dish.  I served them along with grilled skirt steak and cucumber salad. So the meal was pretty light.  You can put the tomatoes together the day before and bake them just as the meat is going on the grill.  

Ricotta Stuffed Tomatoes


  • Italian Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce sized container of ricotta cheese
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Italian spices


Begin by cutting your tomatoes in half and remove the seeds.
Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and lay upside down on a paper towel to drain for about 10 minutes.
Combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and what ever Italian spices your family enjoys together in a mixing bowl.
Fill each tomato half with a spoonful of the ricotta cheese mixture.
Crush the sleeve of Ritz crackers.
Top each tomato with some of the crushed crackers and place the tomatoes in a baking dish.
Just before cooking, brush the tops of each tomato with olive oil.
Bake in a 425 preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and lay upside on a paper towel to drain...

Fill each tomato with a spoonful of the ricotta cheese mixture...

Sprinkle the crushed crackers on top of each tomato. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly... 



  1. Lois, these are simple yet delicious and the new photo is wonderful. I too have older recipes I need to revamp - my photos when I first started blogging were ridiculously horrid!!! You've reminded me I have lots of work to do.

  2. Oh, I really love when things can be stuffed and these look amazing. Another recipe for me to try out!!
    Would love you to share this at our Marvelous Monday link party on Smart Party Planning :-)

  3. These look really delicious, Lois! I love the simplicity of the recipe. They are the perfect summer treat!

  4. Anything cheese stuffed is fine by me. These look/sound delicious and simple. Thanks for sharing with Great Idea Thursdays I'm featuring this.

  5. Delicious Lois. I like recipes you can make in advance, and everyone loves tomatoes in our family, they will love this too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. oh my this sounds so super yummy :) Gotta try these, pinned for later!

  7. So simple and look great. I'm hoping to get started on my garden this weekend. I look forward to tomato season when I can try new recipes like this! Found you through the Eat Create hop. Pinned. Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

  8. Simplicity at it's best and make ahead too! <3 Thanks for sharing on #theWeekendSocial. I just pinned our board. Please come again and link up starting Thursday at 9:00 PM EST

  9. I've never thought to stuff tomatoes! This looks delicious and would be perfect for our next party. I'd love if you would come link up at Tickle My Tastebuds!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  10. Thanks for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I just pinned your post!

    Hope you can Say G'Day again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  11. G'day! I had commented on this previously, but don't see my comment Lois!
    Congrats for also being featured in this week's Olive and Grapevine newsletter!
    Cheers! Joanne

  12. Yum! We do grilled tomatoes with mozzarella sometimes, but we have never tried ricotta. That sounds amazing!

  13. These look incredible! Thank you for sharing with us at the Brag About It Link Party!