Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Appetizer Recipe

I am about to give you a recipe… wait… excuse me just for a moment…(opens iTunes and clicks on Evie’s “Come on Ring Those Bells”) … oh that is much better. Now I can blog this recipe in the right spirit. Just like when listening to Evie Tornquist’s Christmas record (yes, record) when I was a teenager. I would help my mom make these…

The queen bee of hors d oeuvres. The most delicious and easiest of recipes that ever hit a smörgåsbord table. I am almost ashamed that I have teased about this being a secret recipe for 30 years.

Makes enough appetizers for about 10 people.


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced fine
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

Bacon. Amen.

Rest the precious bacon upon some paper towels to drain the excess grease. Allow to cool until somewhat crispy.

Shorty baby cherry tomatoes. Natures gems.

Using a serrated knife, carefully cut a little bit of the bottom off of each tomato.

Using the rounded end of a small spoon, carefully remove the insides of each tomato.

Place tomatoes upside down… er… right side up…. uhhhh cut side down on a couple of paper towels.

Green onions. Have you ever seen the top of one? I did for the first time this year because I grew them in my container garden. They are gorgeous. I do indeed recommend growing your own. Chop one bunch into tiny pieces.

Place bacon minus snitched pieces into a food processor and turn on low setting until it is well crumbled into eensy weensy pieces.

Place chopped green onions and crumbled bacon into a bowl with mayonnaise.

Stir together and place filling into a decorating bag with no decorating tip. A baggie would work great too. Just cut a corner off & use like a decorating bag.

Time to flip the record over. Oh, Evie, where have you gone? I love you and I miss you.

Squeeze bacony goodness into shorty baby tomatoes.

Come, shorty baby stuffed tomatoes. Sit with pride upon grandma’s Princess House plate. I present thee to the world or at least to about 50 people who have been begging for thy goodness for many years. I shall give your bacony secrets away.

May the Christmas season proceed with comfort and joy.

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