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Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

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  Ripe firm tomatoes 2 1⁄2 Pound (8 Pieces)
  Salt To Taste
For stuffing
  Spinach 30 Ounce, trimmed (3 Package, 10 Ounce / 284 Gram Each)
  Butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sliced mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound (2 Cups)
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Cream cheese 1⁄4 Pound, cubed
  Pine nuts/Silvered almonds 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Finely chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped dried tarragon/1 teaspoon dried 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted

Slice top off each tomato. Using small spoon, scoop out seeds and pulp; reserve for another use. Cut skin all around middle of each tomato to prevent splitting when baked. Sprinkle cavities lightly with salt; set upside down on rack or paper towel to drain for 30 minutes.
Stuffing: Wash spinach; shake off excess water. With just the water clinging to leaves, cook spinach, covered, in large saucepan over medium-high heat just until wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain and squeeze out as much moisture as possible; chop finely and set aside.
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms, onion and garlic until softened. Increase heat to high; add spinach and cook until excess moisture evaporates. Remove from heat.
Mix in cream cheese, half of the pine nuts, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice, salt and pepper; taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Pat tomato cavities dry; set upright in single layer in shallow greased baking dish. Stuff each with spinach mixture and smooth surface; top with remaining pine nuts. Brush tops and sides with melted butter.
Cover with foil; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes or until heated through but still firm.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2213 Calories from Fat 1660

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 192 g295.5%

Saturated Fat 81.3 g406.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 350.5 mg116.8%

Sodium 2491.1 mg103.8%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g35.1%

Dietary Fiber 38 g151.9%

Sugars 43 g

Protein 58 g115.9%

Vitamin A 1899.2% Vitamin C 697.9%

Calcium 126.3% Iron 199.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe