Greek Stuffed Zucchini

Greek Stuffed Zucchini

Gracey 32

"This dish is one of those the typical Greek housewife makes whenever the extended family is gathered, children come home from college, or a loved one visits. It is serious comfort food, and among those that represent the idea of 'mother' and 'family' in the Greek mind."
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1 h 15 m servings 592 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 40.2 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place rice in a bowl, cover with water, and allow to soak for 1 hour.
  2. Slice a long, 1/2-thick slice from the side of each zucchini to serve as a lid; hollow out the flesh and seeds from the inside of the zucchini with a spoon, leaving a 1/2-inch thick shell. Discard the flesh, or save for another use. Drain, and place the soaked rice in a bowl. Mix in the ground beef, shallots, garlic, mint, and parsley. Stuff the zucchini boats about 3/4 full with the mixture; stuffing will expand during cooking. Cover the zucchini with the cut-off lid slices.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sprinkle the pan with salt and pepper. Place the stuffed zucchini into the pan, pour water around the zucchini, then reduce heat to medium low. Cover with a lid, and cook until the zucchini are tender and the meat is no longer pink, 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. About 10 minutes before the zucchini are done, beat the egg whites in a bowl with an electric mixture until stiff peaks form. Whisk in the yolks and lemon juice until well combined. Remove the zucchini from the skillet, leaving the juices, and set the zucchini aside in a warm place. Whisk about 1/2 of the liquid in the skillet into the egg mixture by tablespoons, then pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the remaining liquid. Over low heat, combine the sauce with the pan liquid by gently rotating the skillet to mix the contents; heat the sauce for about 1 minute to thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon. Do not boil. Serve the zucchini with lemon sauce.



It was quite tasty, but a little dry. Maybe it was the meat I used. It had very little fat in it. Husband enjoyed the unusual flavour of the mint in such a beefy dish. Easy to prepare for an...

I love all the ingredients in this recipe, but I did not enjoy this dish. The final product came out soggy and bland. It was not unpleasant so I think I may tamper with cooking process by baki...