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July 15, 2020

Instant Pot Stuffed Tomatoes With Spicy Italian Sausage

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Instant Pot stuffed tomatoes are the easy and quick dinner recipe you’ve been looking for.  Stuffed with spicy Italian sausage, sweet corn, onions, fresh spice blends and a tad bit of cheese they are keto and low carb friendly.  Made even quicker in your pressure cooker!

A Lily Love Affair shares stuffed tomato recipe with sweet corn, spicy Italian sausage. Keto friendly recipe, vegan recipe, easy dinner idea

The boys in our house love stuffed peppers for Summer and Fall, but I’m not a big fan myself.  So, when my neighbor handed me these gorgeous large garden tomatoes, I knew these would be the perfect substitue for peppers in our house.  

What I love most about these Instant Pot stuffed tomatoes is they are a great low carb, keto and vegan friendly tomato recipe everyone in the family loves.  Not to mention, there are so many great ways to serve this easy dinner dish.  It’s now one of the more popular recipes in our house.  Thanks to the pressure cooker, it’s an easy recipe on the table for your family in just a few minutes.  

I recommend choosing the more firm tomoatoes as opposed to softer, more ripe ones.  The more firm the tomatoes, the more they will hold up under pressure.  You can also cook these stuffed baked tomatoes in the stove, if you prefer. 

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WAYS TO SERVE INSTANT POT STUFFED TOMATOES

This go around we chose to serve these pressure cooker stuffed baked tomatoes with spicy Italian sauage, sweet corn with peppers, a little onion, fresh herbs, garlic, some fresh basil and melted cheese – specifically Boursin Garlic & Herb cheese.  The Boursin cheese gives this dish just a bit of extra flavor without being overpowering.  You can typically find Boursin cheese in the cheese section at any grocery store or retailers such as Target and Walmart.  

And, while we think the kick of the Italian sausage makes this a great comfort food dish, there are so many alternative or additional ingredients you can add or replace to please just about everyone in your family.  

Here are just a few of the other ingredients we love in baked stuffed tomatoes: 

  • Ground chicken or turkey 
  • Quinoia (one of our favorite additions!) 
  • Wild rice or orzo 
  • Spinach or kale
  • Zucchini 
  • Broccoli 
  • Chopped red, orange and/or green bell peppers 
  • Italian salad dressing 
  • Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, mozzarella or feta or goat cheese

 

CAN YOU MAKE THIS STUFFED TOMATO RECIPE IN ADVANCE? 

You most certainly can!  If you are entertaining or meal prepping on Sunday, you can make and stuff the baked tomatoes to your liking and place the baking dish in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking or pressure cooking.  Once you’re ready, simply pop the stuffed tomatoes on a trivet and into your pressure cooker for the recommended cooking time below and serve!

I can almost guarantee this will become a favorite pressure cooker recipe!

 

A Lily Love Affair shares stuffed tomato recipe with sweet corn, spicy Italian sausage. Keto friendly recipe, vegan recipe, easy dinner idea, boursin cheese recipe

 

LOOKING TO MAKE THIS TOMATO RECIPE VEGAN OR PLANT BASED FRIENDLY?

If you are looking for a dairy-free, plant based or vegan stuffed baked tomatoes you can simply replace the ingredients below with the following:

  • Replace the cheese options with a dairy-free or vegan option.  There’s a large variety at Whole Foods, Target and Aldi.  We think Kite Hill products are the best vegan cheese options, in our opinion.  Crumble some vegan cheese on top and you’re good to go!
  • If you are looking for a plant-based Italian sausage, we love Beyond Meat products which taste really fantastic!  

 

A Lily Love Affair shares stuffed tomato recipe with sweet corn, spicy Italian sausage. Keto friendly recipe, vegan recipe, easy dinner idea

 

INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT STUFFED TOMATOES:

  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic pepper (you can also use pepper, if needed)
  • 4 large firm tomatoes or 6 small to medium firm tomatoes (we used garden fresh, but heirloom tomatoes work great, too!)
  • 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage 
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 15.25 can Fiesta Corn (you can also use regular Kernel corn), drained
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, finely chopped 
  • Boursin Garlic & Herb cheese (mozzarella cheese, shredded or freshly grated Parmesan cheese, feta cheese or goat cheese are also delicious) 
  • Italian Style Panko bread crumbs (optional)

 

 

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT STUFFED TOMATOES: 

  1. Using your knife, cut just about 1 inch off the top/stem of each tomato.  
  2. Carefully hollow out each tomato with a spoon paying close attention not to puncture the sides.  You will want to leave about a 1/2 inch shell and discard any pulp.  
  3. Place hollowed tomatoes upside down on a paper towel for about 5 minutes to drain any excess liquid.  
  4. Once the excess liquid has drained from the tomatoes, turn them right side up and sprinkle each tomato cavity with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add a layer of cheese to the sides and bottom. 
  5. Arrange tomatoes on a trivet and set aside.
  6. Turn your Instant Pot on and select the ‘Saute’ function on high.  
  7. Add olive oil, Italian sausage and onion.  Cook until onions are softened and sausage is slightly browned.  
  8. Add minced garlic, butter and corn.  Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. 
  9. Stir in oregano, Italian seasoning and garlic pepper.  Cook and stir for an additional 1 minute.  
  10. Select the ‘Cancel’ function to turn off your Instant Pot and reset the cooking function. 
  11. Using a spoon, place mixture evenly into tomato shells (I use a perforated spoon in the event there is excess liquid). Discard any excess liquid from the Pot and place back into the Instant Pot.  
  12. Add water and lower trivet into the Pot. 
  13. Select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function on high and cook for 1 minutes.  
  14. If you would like to top with Panko bread crumps, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  15. Once timer beeps, quick release all remaining pressure.  
  16. Carefully remove trivet from the Instant Pot and arrange tomatoes into a square or rectangular baking dish. Top tomaotes with Panko bread crumbs or melt cheese on top, as well.
  17. Place baking dish into the oven.  Cook for 10 minutes.  
  18. Serve stuffed tomatoes warm and enjoy!

 

A Lily Love Affair shares stuffed tomato recipe with sweet corn, spicy Italian sausage. Keto friendly recipe, vegan recipe, easy dinner idea

 

NEED MORE DELICIOUS AND EASY RECIPES FOR THE INSTANT POT?  HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES: 

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Instant Pot Stuffed Tomatoes With Spicy Italian Sausage

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic pepper (you can also use pepper, if needed)
  • 4 large tomatoes or 6 small to medium tomatoes (we used garden fresh, but heirloom tomatoes work great, too!)
  • 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 15.25 can Fiesta Corn (you can also use regular Kernel corn), drained
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, finely chopped 
  • 15 ounce Boursin Garlic & Herb cheese (mozzarella cheese, shredded or freshly grated Parmesan cheese, feta cheese or goat cheese are also delicious) 
  • Italian Style Panko bread crumbs (optional)

Instructions:

  • Using your knife, cut just about 1 inch off the top/stem of each tomato.  
  • Carefully hollow out each tomato with a spoon paying close attention not to puncture the sides.  You will want to leave about a 1/2 inch shell and discard any pulp.  
  • Place hollowed tomatoes upside down on a paper towel for about 5 minutes to drain any excess liquid.  
  • Once the excess liquid has drained from the tomatoes, turn them right side up and sprinkle each tomato cavity with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add a layer of cheese to the sides and bottom. 
  • Arrange tomatoes on a trivet and set aside.
  • Turn your Instant Pot on and select the ‘Saute’ function on high. 
  • Add olive oil, Italian sausage and onion.  Cook until onions are softened and sausage is slightly browned. 
  • Add minced garlic, butter and corn.  Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. 
  • Stir in oregano, Italian seasoning and garlic pepper.  Cook and stir for an additional 1 minute. 
  • Select the ‘Cancel’ function to turn off your Instant Pot and reset the cooking function. 
  • Using a spoon, place mixture evenly into tomato shells (I use a perforated spoon in the event there is excess liquid). Discard any excess liquid from the Pot and place back into the Instant Pot.  
  • Add water and lower trivet into the Pot. 
  • Select the ‘Pressure Cook’ function on high and cook for 1 minutes.  
  • If you would like to top with Panko bread crumps, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Once timer beeps, quick release all remaining pressure.  
  • Carefully remove trivet from the Instant Pot and arrange tomatoes into a square or rectangular baking dish. Top tomaotes with Panko bread crumbs.
  • Place baking dish into the oven.  Cook for 10 minutes.  
  • Serve stuffed tomatoes warm and enjoy!

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