Havarti-Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes

Author: Canadian Living

Cocktail tomatoes are small tomatoes, larger than cherry but smaller than regular tomatoes. There are quite a few varieties, and most are sweet and juicy. Look for them in plastic containers (like cherry tomatoes) at your grocery store.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010


  • 12 cocktail tomatoes (14 oz/400 g)
  • 4 basil leaves torn (approx)
  • 2 oz Havarti cheese cut into twelve 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 2 oz mild semi-soft cheese cut into twelve 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds lightly crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Cut 3/4-inch (2 cm) slice off top of each tomato; scoop out and discard seeds and core. Place piece of basil leaf inside each; top with 1 cube of the cheese.

Mix together bread crumbs, oil, fennel seeds and pepper; top each tomato with about 1 tsp (5 mL) of the crumb mixture. Place in greased 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish.

Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until crumbs are browned and tomatoes are tender, 7 to 8 minutes.

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Havarti-Stuffed Cocktail Tomatoes