Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley Recipe

Cherry tomatoes are filled with a creamy mix of mayonnaise, bacon, parsley, and Parmesan. . Jennifer Olvera

Juicy cherry tomatoes are packed full of smoky, crunchy bacon, salty Parmesan cheese, creamy mayo, and a sprinkling of bright, fresh parsley for a simple, crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvre.

Recipe Details

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes With Bacon, Parmesan, and Parsley Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 80 mins
Serves 8 servings


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 5 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, then chopped finely

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1/4 cup minced, fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, cut a small circle around the stem of each cherry tomato. Discard the core and, using the handle of a small spoon or the small scoop on a melon-baller, scoop out the seeds until the interior is hollow. Set tomatoes stem-side down on a double layer of paper towels and let drain for 1 hour.

  2. Add bacon to a medium bowl, along with shallot, parsley, Parmesan and mayonnaise. Season generously with pepper and stir to combine.

  3. Slice a thin sliver from the bottom of each tomato so it sits flat. Fill hollow with bacon mixture using a melon-baller or small spoon. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours before serving.


If you happen to have a melon-baller, by all means use the smaller scoop to scoop out the tomato seeds.

Special equipment

Melon baller or small spoon

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
123 Calories
10g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 173mg 4%
*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.)