Diabetic Cooking

Stuffed tomatillos

Preparation time: 25 minutes.


  • 10 tomatillos or large cherry tomatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • 1/3 cup shredded, low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 3 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red chilies
  • Chopped parsley


Cut the tops off the tomatillos or cherry tomatoes and scoop out the center. Mix together cheese, corn, Neufchâtel cheese, onions, and ground red chilies. Stuff each tomatillo or cherry tomato with cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Yield: 5 servings.

Serving size: 2 tomatillos.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 90 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 117 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Sharon Palmer, a registered dietitian and freelance writer in Southern California.