In this post I’m sharing how to make a delicious Stuffed Zucchini Recipe.
My family requested a dinner of grilled peppercorn beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and zucchini. While I was thinking about the preparations for dinner my mind started wondering….how should I prepare the zucchini.
‘Cause you know, sometimes you just want something a little different. I decided to make a stuffed zucchini and OH M GEE it turned out so good that I had to share it with y’all!
The stuffed zucchini that I used as a side dish, honestly could have been a meal itself. This recipe serves four. It takes about 15 minutes to prep and bakes for 45 minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Zucchini Breakfast Sausage, I prefer “hot” which is a little spicier Crushed Ritz Crackers or Bread Crumbs Grated Parmesan Cheese An Egg, lightly beaten Onion Powder Salt & Pepper to taste Shredded Cheese, I used cheddar
Stuffed Zucchini Squash
Start by cutting your zucchini in half and scoop out the middle with a spoon, leaving about 1/4″ of the shell. Reserve the zucchini that you scoop from the shell. It will be used in the filling.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
In a small skillet scramble cook the sausage. Chop up the reserved zucchini pulp and add it to the sausage then saute for 3 or 4 minutes.
How to Make Stuffed Zucchini
In a small mixing bowl crush about half of a fresh stack sleeve of Ritz crackers. I used crackers because I didn’t have bread crumbs on hand. If you prefer to use bread crumbs, use three tablespoons of bread crumbs instead.
Add the browned sausage & zucchini mixture to the bread crumbs. Add the grated Parmesan, salt, pepper and onion powder. Stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. Next, add the beaten egg and mix everything together.
Add your zucchini “boats” to a baking dish and fill each one with the filling mixture.
Easy Baked Zucchini Boats
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Top with the shredded cheese and bake uncovered for another 10 – 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving. They are incredibly delicious! You’ll be wanting these again!
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