Best Tomato Recipes for Dinner

Here are three tomato-based recipes for dinner that are both delicious and healthy:

  1. Tomato and Basil Pasta (serves 4)


  • 1 pound of whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the tomatoes have broken down and formed a sauce.
  4. Add the chopped basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Calories per serving: 451 Fat per serving: 10g Preparation time: 30 minutes

  1. Caprese Salad (serves 4)


  • 4 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella on a large platter.
  2. Sprinkle the basil leaves on top of the tomatoes and mozzarella.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Calories per serving: 214 Fat per serving: 15g Preparation time: 15 minutes

  1. Stuffed Tomatoes (serves 4)


  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of cooked ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of diced bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and scoop out the insides.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic over medium heat until the turkey is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa to the skillet and stir to combine.
  5. Stuff each tomato with the quinoa and turkey mixture.
  6. Top each tomato with grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Place the tomatoes in a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Calories per serving: 188 Fat per serving: 6g Preparation time: 45 minutes

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