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Easy Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
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Easy Stuffed Zucchini

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"Fresh out of the oven...zucchini packed full of meat, sauce and cheese makes a delicious dish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 10 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until the meat is browned, breaking the beef up into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Drain off excess fat, and transfer the beef into a mixing bowl. Slice the zucchini in half the long way, and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch thick shell all around the zucchini. Chop the scooped-out zucchini flesh, and add to mixing bowl. Stir in the bread crumbs, garlic, spaghetti sauce, black olives, and Parmesan cheese; mix the stuffing well. Lightly stuff both halves of the zucchini with the meat mixture. Place the zucchini halves into a baking dish, and cover tightly with foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, remove from oven, and remove the foil. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over each zucchini half. Move an oven rack to within 6 inches of the oven broiler's heat source, turn on the broiler, and broil the zucchini until the mozzarella cheese is browned and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2011

Most excellent!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2011

The problem is the term "lightly stuff", use a medium (14") zucchini and "stuff" the filling into those 2 halves. Now you have a great meal for 2. Serve the rest of the jar of sauce heated in a bowl for people that like more sauce.

 
Feb 07, 2011

The recipe seems very off. I used 1 lb. of ground turkey and 3 zucchini, but kept everything else the same and ended up with a lot of extra filling. Other than that, it was really good, but 5 minutes is far too long for the broiling. I also agree that it isn't very filling at all.

 
Aug 04, 2013

I made this for dinner and it was a big hit. The recipe provides the base but you can get creative as I did. I doubled the recipe and instead of beef I used turkey and mild Italian sausage. As others have mentioned you do end up with some extra meat filling. I took the extra filling and made a sauce by adding a can of diced tomatoes (not drained) placed in a skillet and let it simmer. With my oven I did need to bake for an extra 15 minutes because the zucchini I used were huge. Be adventurous because you can't go wrong this! Enjoy!

 
Jan 07, 2014

I can't even tell you how good this is!! I followed the directions exactly and I served it with a salad and garlic bread. THIS one is now a permanent part of my go to recipes!

 
Jun 24, 2013

I only had enough mozzarella to cover one zucchini and so I used cheddar for the other - both were excellent! My husband said he wanted me to add it to his "list of favorites" which is the highest compliment I can get! :)

 
Jan 03, 2011

My entire family LOVE this! My only complaint is that it wasn't very filling

 
Sep 15, 2013

I had tons of meat left over so it would be better with double the amount of Zucc

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 1112 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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