Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes for a Surprise Shower

Aggie is having a baby soon!  She has already had an in-person shower, and now it’s time for her virtual shower.  SandyLiz, and Julie have assembled an impressive list of bloggers to celebrate the arrival of Aggie’s little boy.  I met Aggie a few years ago at a local food blogger bake sale, and have kept in touch via social media.  Her recipes are family friendly and healthy. I’m impressed by how she has instilled a love of fresh flavors in her children, and continuously strive to do the same for my son.

baby shower for Aggie

The theme of the shower was Italian inspired food.  Sadly, my plants did not survive in the Florida heat, so I wasn’t able to use homegrown basil for this pesto.  I had just enough from my measly plant for the garnish.

Here is a roundup of everyone who participated in Aggie’s virtual shower.  I’m humbled to be in such esteemed company.  Please hop around and see the beautiful recipes from the other shower guests.

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

Surprise, Aggie!  We can’t wait to meet baby Micah.

original recipe

Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes

Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients

4 medium tomatoes
1 c dry ditalini (will equal 2 ¼ c cooked)
1 small garlic clove, peeled
½ c packed basil leaves, roughly torn
1 Tbs pine nuts
2 Tbs shredded Parmesan cheese
3 Tbs olive oil
Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut tops off the tomatoes; invert on a few layers of paper towels. Let the tomatoes drain for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Place the garlic, basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese in a small food processor. Blend until basil leaves are chopped fine. Continue processing and drizzle the olive oil in; mixture will form a paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir the pesto sauce into the pasta until all pieces are evenly coated. Divide the pasta evenly among the tomatoes. Garnish with basil leaves and serve.
http://kokocooks.com/2013/08/pesto-pasta-stuffed-tomatoes/

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Sweet Comments:

  1. Perfect party food! I’m sure Aggie would love these!!

  2. These tomatoes are so cute! I’ve never thought to stuff tomatoes with pasta. It’s such a great idea!

  3. These are perfect for a baby shower! So fun!

  4. Oh I love the idea of a pasta salad stuffed in a tomato! I know Aggie will love these!!!

  5. What a unique recipe. I love it! I’m sure everyone would be crowded around this one in the baby shower buffet line! It’s so fun to be a part of this event with you!

  6. Okay, I’m now completely obsessed with these!! So cute and so clever! Thanks for joining in, Suzanne!!

  7. I love this idea. These are adorable!

  8. Love stuffed tomatoes! Great idea!

  9. These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!! I love ditalini pasta!!!! Thank you so much for participating!!

    • Kokocooks says:

      Liz, Ditalini is one of my favorite pastas. And my husband loves saying the word – over pronouncing it as he goes.

  10. I love the simplicity of this salad. It’s perfect for a baby shower, and I’d even serve this to my family for a light dinner.

  11. Ditalini noodles are so dang cute, perfect for these stuffed tomatoes. What a great salad for Aggie!

  12. Love these little pasta stuffed tomatoes! Delicious! Aggie would love these :)

  13. These look so wonderful Suzanne, I absolutely love stuffed tomatoes – especially your version with pasta, yum!!

    Thank you so much for being part of my sweet surprise, your well wishes are so appreciated and mean a lot. xo

  14. These are just darling. I love the thought of using tomatoes as the bowl!

  15. I do love pesto and these stuffed tomatoes are brilliant!

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