Easy Stuffed Zucchini

Easy Stuffed Zucchini

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

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 405 cals

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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CJS-COOKNGUY
8/2/2011

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.

Dorinda
9/26/2011

Most excellent!!!

adewitt
2/7/2011

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.