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Broccoli Stuffed Tomatoes

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Broccoli stuffed tomatoes is a vegetable stuffed tomato recipe. Filled with a basil herbed mix of cheese, peppers and broccoli along egg, the broccoli stuffed tomatoes is baked to finish in the oven.
Ingredients
  Firm ripe tomatoes 4 Medium
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted margarine 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Small, chopped
  Skim milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Low sodium chicken broth 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped cooked broccoli 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Minced fresh basil/1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1 Large
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Slice the tops from the tomatoes, then hollow them out, leaving shells about 1/2 inch thick.
Sprinkle the inside of each tomato with the lemon juice and turn upside down on paper towels to drain for 10 minutes.
In a heavy 10 inch skillet, melt the margarine over moderate heat; add the onion and cook, uncovered, until soft about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, chicken broth, and flour.
Add to the skillet and cook, uncovered, over moderate heat, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
Remove the skillet from the heat and mix in the cheese, broccoli, basil, and pepper.
In a small bowl, beat the egg white until it holds stiff peaks.
Fold into the broccoli mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the tomatoes, mounding it up in the center.
Arrange the stuffed tomatoes in an ungreased 9"x 9"x 2" baking pan; bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until the stuffing is puffed and golden.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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