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Italian Sausage Stuffed Baked Tomatoes

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian sausage, Tomatoes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Calories 1515kcal


  • 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 ounce can Fiesta Corn (you can also use regular Kernel corn), drained
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, finely chopped 
  • 1 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)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Using your knife, cut just about 1 inch off the top/stem of each tomato.  
  • Carefully hollow out each tomoato 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 and add a layer of cheese to the sides and bottom.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, 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.  
  • Turn off heat.  Using a spoon, place mixture evenly into tomato shells (I use a perforated spoon in the event there is excess liquid).
  • Top with Panko breadcrumbs and fresh basil (optional) and cook for 25 minutes.  
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 1515kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 1775mg | Potassium: 1761mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1646IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 8mg