Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Party Appetizer

Stuffed Cherry tomatoes are a delicious party appetizer. These bite-size snacks are an elegant alternative to a crudites platter. They’re stuffed with a classic benedictine mixture making them perfect for a Southern style dinner party or a Kentucky Derby viewing party. The filling can also be used with other veggies as well.

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Put out a tray of these bite size appetizers at your next party

Over the years I’ve experimented with a LOT of party recipes. Some were winners and some…not so much. I remember making these stuffed cherry tomatoes for the first time for one of our annual cocktail parties. I’m actually surprised at how popular they were!

I think it’s the ease of eating a one-bite item. You don’t have to go to the extra effort of dipping. Not to mention there’s no worries about that pesky guest who likes to double dip!

These tiny tomatoes are stuffed with a cucumber benedictine filling.  Tomatoes and cucumbers are a marriage made in heaven and perfect for summer entertaining. You can put these out instead of a veggie tray OR add them to your crudites platter alongside the other vegetables. Keep in mind that you can also stuff celery, cucumber cups, and endive leaves with the benedictine dip too.

cherry tomatoes with benedictine filling party appetizers preparing cherry tomatoes

These stuffed cherry tomatoes will lighten up your party appetizer buffet 

It’s always a good idea to balance out your party menu. Whether you’re hosting a Southern style dinner party or a ladies night, these party appetizers are a good choice. Here are some more ways to lighten up your appetizer table…or at least add fresh veggies to it!

Put any of these on the party buffet alongside richer foods and you should be able to pleas all of your guests’ palates.

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Yield: about 50

Stuffed Cherry tomatoes are a delicious bite-size party appetizer. They are an elegant alternative to a crudites platter. The classic benedictine filling can be used with other veggies too, like cucumbers, endive, or celery.


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • About 1/4 of a medium size onion, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Drain all the moisture out of the grated cucumber and pat dry with a paper towel. Do the same with the onion.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate a couple of hours or over night so flavors can marry.
  3. Meanwhile, cut cherry tomatoes in half and scoop out the inside using a small spoon or scoop. Turn them upside down on a paper towel to drain for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut a tiny section off the bottom of the tomato so it has a flat base to sit on.
  5. Fill tomatoes with benedictine dip and garnish with dill if you like.


Use the benedictine mixture as a dip for crackers & veggies, or spread on bread for tea sandwiches.

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