Zucchini Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

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Zucchini Stuffed Tomatoes

Win Spicer

By
@debaylady

Since I really love both of these vegetables and I wanted something different from the usual zucchini or tomato recipe, this combination was the end result of my experimenting. Zucchini is such a "social" vegetable and it pairs well with the tomato. This is great for social gatherings!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8
garden tomatoes, medium sized
1/4 c
olive oil or butter
3
zucchini, medium sized, cleaned and diced
1
garlic clove, minced
1
onion, medium, diced
4
small cremini (white) mushrooms, chopped
1/2 tsp
himalayan pink salt
1/8 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
dried italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
dried basil
1 c
toasted croutons
1/2 c
mexican blend shredded cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wipe zucchini clean; slice off the ends. Cut into coin slices, then dice. Place in a colander to drain.
2
Wipe tomatoes and cut a thick slice from the top of each one. Scoop out the pulp. Dice the pulp and add to the colander with the zucchini to drain a few minutes. This will lessen your cooking time.

Wipe mushrooms and chop. Set aside in small bowl.
3
In a large heavy skillet, melt your butter or heat the olive oil if using that over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms stirring to coat. Saute' 2-3 minutes.
4
Spoon in zucchini and tomato pulp. Sprinkle sugar over mixure. Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and basil. Stir to blend well.
5
Cook mixture over medium to medium high heat, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid evaporates.
6
Stir in toasted croutons.
7
Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Grease it so tomatoes will not stick to the bottom. Place tomatoes in dish and add the filling to each one. Do not cover with foil.
8
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the Mexican blend shredded cheese evenly over the tomatoes. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American