Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Appetizers

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Appetizers consist of bacon mixed with mayonnaise and green onion and stuffed inside hollowed cherry tomatoes. A delicious bite sized appetizer that is low carb and gluten free!

tomato bacon appetizer bites

Bob and I were invited to our friends Eric and Kathleen’s house for Labor Day last year. Kathleen is such an amazing hostess – she made a huge spread of Italian delicacies – all from scratch and all by herself! UPDATE: Kathleen’s business is Sweet Table – her work is AMAZING and inspiring!

As I recall, she had assorted cheeses, breads, olives, and grapes as appetizers, a dinner of Chicken Marsala, Spinach-Stuffed Shells, Italian Sausages, and a salad with awesome homemade croutons, and dessert consisting of Pizzelles, homemade iced coffee, chocolate dipped macaroons, and homemade gelato. Can you believe it?! Needless to say, the food was fabulous.

One of Bob’s favorite things was a stuffed cherry tomato appetizer she made. The tomatoes were stuffed with green onions and bacon – Bob was on cloud 9!  

tomato bacon appetizer bites

I made these last Thanksgiving using real bacon, and recently I prepared them with Oscar Mayer turkey bacon, so it was the first time I actually got to try them. They’re awesome! It’s like a little BLT, but with green onions instead of lettuce, so I guess you could call it a BOT 🙂 This appetizer is perfect for all of the upcoming summer parties and picnics!  

In these pictures, I really over-stuffed the tomatoes because I wanted to use up all the filling. No one seemed to mind!

tomato bacon appetizer bites

Gluten Free Option Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Appetizers

These are naturally gluten free! Bonus: they are also low carb.

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tomato bacon appetizer bites

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomato Appetizers

Bacon mixed with mayonnaise and green onion and stuffed inside hollowed cherry tomatoes. A delicious bite sized appetizer that is low carb and gluten free!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 pound bacon or 1 package turkey bacon (see note)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 24 cherry tomatoes


  • Place tomatoes stem side down and cut a thin slice off of the top. With a small spoon, scoop out the pulp. Invert tomatoes on paper towels 30 minutes to drain.
  • Cut bacon into pieces (~1/4 inch) and fry until crisp. If using turkey bacon, cook the strips of bacon and then cut or crumble afterwards. Let cool.
  • In a bowl, mix bacon, green onions, and mayo.
  • Fill tomatoes with bacon mixture. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.


I use thick-cut bacon because Bob prefers it.  For turkey bacon, I recommend Oscar Mayer brand.
Source:  Adapted from a recipe by Kathleen O.
You’re Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword appetizer, bacon, gluten free, tomatoes

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