Baked Stuffed Tomatoes With Feta and Roasted Peppers Recipe

Inspired by tyrokafteri, a spicy Greek pepper-and-feta dip, these tomatoes are baked in the oven and served as a first course. Jennifer Olvera

This super-simple riff on Greek tyrokafteri—a salty, spicy dip of roasted peppers and feta—is packed with bold, fresh flavors. Though the traditional recipe calls for puréeing the ingredients, here they're chopped to preserve their individual textures. Together, they form a loose filling for hollowed tomatoes, which bake until tender and lip-smackingly sweet.

Note: Look for tomatoes that are ripe, but not too ripe—they should be able to hold their shape during baking. They're best eaten warm, right out of the oven, although leftovers reheat nicely, too.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 4 ripe but firm medium tomatoes

  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 medium fire-roasted red, yellow, or orange bell peppers from a can or jar, chopped

  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled banana peppers

  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Core and hollow out tomatoes, using a melon baller or a teaspoon. Set upside down on paper towels and allow to drain.

  3. Meanwhile, combine feta, roasted peppers, pickled peppers, garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl. Season with black pepper and gently stir to combine.

  4. Fill tomatoes with feta mixture. Nestle stuffed tomatoes together, right side up, in an 8- by 8-inch baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Bake until tomatoes are tender and slightly wrinkled and the filling is warm, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 415mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)