Zucchini Italiano

Zucchini Italiano Recipe

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Angela Hardesty


Substituting italian sausage for ground beef is an even tastier way to prepare this!


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40 Min


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  • 4 medium
    zucchini (2 lbs)
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 32 oz
    marinara sauce; divided usage
  • 1/3 c
    mozzarella cheese

How to Make Zucchini Italiano


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Trim ends of zukes and cut in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out centers leaving 1/4" thick shells.
  3. Chop pulp (about 1 cup) and reserve. Brown the beef and drain fat. Stir in reserved pulp, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, oregano, salt and pepper, egg, and 1/2 c of marinara.
  4. Place zucchini shells in a shallow baking pan. Spoon meat mixture into the shells. Pour remaining marinara over and around the zukes. Cover and bake until shells are tender; 30-35 mins.
  5. Pull from oven and sprinkle with mozarella cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese melts.

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About Zucchini Italiano

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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