Friday, March 2, 2012

Stuffed Zucchini Boats



I wish I could describe in words how delicious this was! The zucchini perfectly complimented the filling. And the filling was bursting with flavor. It was super easy and I can't wait to make it again! I think I will keep it in mind for those times when I serve pizza to our extended family. Some of them don't eat a lot, if any, flour. And this would be perfect!

1 small to medium zucchini
1 turkey sausage link, casing removed
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 strips each red and green pepper, diced
Pizza Sauce, just enough to make the meat mixture stick together
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Pour olive oil into a saute' pan and add the chopped shallot and garlic. Saute' for several minutes then add the sausage, stir to crumble. When the sausage is almost done add the green and red peppers and saute' till sausage is completely cooked and veggies are tender. Toss with pizza sauce.

Slice zucchini in half lengthwise and hollow out the flesh till you have a small rind left. Stuff the zucchini with the meat filling and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake at 350° until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted and beginning to brown. aaahh, yummy!!

~Blessings~

6 comments:

  1. oh yum...I love this kind of stuff!

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  2. This looks seriously delicious. What could you substitute for the sausage to make this meatless? This would be perfect for my Lenten Fridays except for the meat of course!

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    1. Ann, I think I would cut the zucchini that I removed into small chunks and saute' them with the other veggies. I thought of using them but it would have made too much filling so I kept them for another use. :) Enjoy!

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    2. Just thought about it too that Quinoa is a complete grain and a protien. That might work too.

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