Pasta Filled Tomatoes


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A quick and easy pasta salad using Stew Meat Mix*, and all your favorite salad vegetables

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Necedah, WI

Time needed

20 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 1/2 C Tiny shell macaroni
  • 4 Firm ripe tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 C Stew Meat Mix* thawed
  • 1/4 C Bias sliced celery
  • 1/4 C Chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 C Chopped onion
  • 1/3 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 C Shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbs Prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy seed (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced pitted ripe olives (optional)

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Cook macaroni according too package directions. Pour into a 1 quart strainer. Rinse in cold water; drain. Place tomatoes stem end down. Make 5 to 6 wedges by cutting down to, but not through, base. Scoop out some of the center pulp; set aside. Sprinkle tomatoes with a little salt; invert in bowl. Apply a sealant wrap and chill.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine Stew Meat Mix*, celery, green pepper, onion, tomato pulp, and drained macaroni. In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, cheese, mustard, poppy seed, salt, and pepper. Add to meat mixture, tossing to coat. Seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
To serve, place each tomato, cut side up, on a lettuce lined plate. Fill with meat mixture. Garnish with sliced pitted ripe olives, if desired.

*Stew Meat Mix, Meat Broth recipe located in this program

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