There are many benefits to the keto diet, but one thing that is difficult about following this type of diet is finding low-carb alternatives for your favorite dishes.
Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional tomato recipes!
These stuffed tomatoes use two cans of tuna, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and diced cucumbers or pickles.
The best part?
You can easily adjust these Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes to suit your taste by adding or removing any of the ingredients.
Are tomatoes keto-friendly?
Good question. Tomatoes are low in carbohydrates and are part of the keto diet. One serving (about two tablespoons) only has about one gram of carbs!
What is the ingredient to make Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes?
Large Tomatoes – Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes are made with three to four large tomatoes.
Canned tuna – Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tom potatoes use two cans of drained and diced tuna, which you can easily buy at your local grocery store.
Pickles or cucumbers– Pickles add a tangy flavor that compliments the dish, while cucumbers or pickles add crunch.
Cream cheese – Whether you’re keto or not, most people love cream cheese in a tuna melt! Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes use six ounces of cream cheese to make the inside creamy and flavorful.
Cheese– Cheddar is usually used for this recipe, but any type of cheese will work.
Salt and pepper– Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes season with salt and pepper to taste!
How long do you cook Keto Tuna Melt Stressed Tomatoes for?
Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed tomatoes are baked in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, taking about 20 minutes per tray. Remove from oven when they reach the desired temperature (around 170 degrees). Let cool a little before serving if you like your tomatoes warm, or eat them chilled if desired!
What is one way cooking these stuffed tomatoes helps you stay on track with your ketogenic diet goals? The high-fat content makes these perfect as part of a Keto diet and can be eaten as an appetizer or snack.
How are the directions Keto Tuna Melt Stressed Tomatoes?
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and dry the tomatoes.
Cut tops off of tomatoes and scoops out insides.
In a bowl, add the cream cheese and beat until fluffy. Add the tuna and cucumbers/pickles and fold in gently.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and taste. Adjust to preference.
Place tomatoes in a shallow baking dish.
Gently fill tomatoes with tuna mixture.
Top each tomato with an equal amount of cheese.
Bake for 18 minutes. Or until tomatoes appear soft.
Keto Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes
- 3-4 large Tomatoes
- 2 cans Tuna, drained
- ½ cup diced cucumbers or pickles*
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Optional- dried parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste*
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut tops off of tomatoes and scoops out insides.
- In a bowl, add the cream cheese and beat until fluffy.
- Add the tuna and cucumbers/pickles and fold in gently.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and taste. Adjust to preference.
- Place tomatoes in a shallow baking dish.
- Gently fill tomatoes with tuna mixture.
- Top each tomato with equal amount of cheese.
- Bake for 18 minutes. Or until tomatoes appear soft.
*Omit salt if using pickles.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 403mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 20g