Hello hungry people!
Today I’m sharing a zucchini recipe.
Our girls won’t eat zucchini yet, but my hubby and I love it.
It’s in season late Summer here in Michigan so it’s very inexpensive. They’re usually BIG too.
Zucchini reminds me of a cross between a cucumber & an eggplant.
I’ve stuffed them before, but these turned out extra tasty.
It was hard for us to stop with just one. In fact we didn’t.
That piece down there barely lasted the photo shoot.
1 big zucchini washed and sliced in 1/2 the long way,
then in 1/2 again the long way (or 2 medium, both cut in 1/2)
3/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs (I use Progresso)
1/4 cup parmesan (I use Pecorino Romano too)
1/4 cup mozzarella
1 small finely chopped onion
8-10 small mushrooms washed and chopped fine
3 cloves fresh garlic chopped fine
1 big tomato washed and unpeeled/chopped in small pieces
1 tablespoon each parsley, basil (fresh is better)
S & P
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out center of zucchini with a spoon. Not too much though. Use the photo as a guide. Prepare a baking dish that will fit the zucchini boats in it with a little olive oil spread all over. Also, rub olive oil on zucchini’s inside and out. Sprinkle a little salt on each one. Chop the zucchini that you scooped out up into big chunks and set aside. Chop the tomato up and also set aside. Chop onion, mushroom, and garlic. Prepare a medium sauté pan with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add only the onion, mushroom, and garlic. Sauté 5 minutes and season with a little S & P. Turn off heat. Now add the zucchini and tomato. Pour into medium glass/ceramic bowl. Add bread crumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, parsley. Mix well with hands but not too long so it turns too soupy. Stuff the zucchini with the stuffing. I used my hands for that too. Sprinkle them with a little mozzarella and S & P to taste. Bake 45 minutes. Serve hot as a carb/veggie as one. Goes great alone or with a nice steak, or chicken. If you want less calories, use Pam instead of olive oil, and use reduced fat cheese.
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you give this a try 🙂