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stuffed zucchini boats

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sue H
Saint George, UT

Fresh from the oven, packed full of meat, sauce and cheese, makes for a delicious meal! One of my favorite ways to cook zucchini...hope you enjoy it as well!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For stuffed zucchini boats

  • 3 md
  • 1/2 lb
    italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, dry
  • 1 or 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated ( fresh, not boxed)!
  • 1 jar
    24 oz. spaghetti sauce (i often use the canned hunts with meat)
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded

How To Make stuffed zucchini boats

  • 1
    Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Wash and trim stem ends from zucchini and slice lengthwise. Place zucchini into the boiling water and par-boil for 2-3 minutes.(Do not overcook). Remove from water and place on cutting board or work surface.
  • 2
    Scoop flesh and seeds from zucchini halves using a melon baller or spoon, starting about 1/2 inch from the ends and leaving about 1/2 inch shell, creating a boat. Chop and reserve flesh and seeds.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl; mix the flesh, seeds, sausage, ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic and parmesan cheese together, mixing well.(I just use my hands)!
  • 4
    Stuff each squash with meat mixture. Pour 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place zucchini halves onto the spaghetti sauce and pour the remaining sauce over the tops of zucchini.
  • 5
    Cover with foil and bake in a 350º oven for 45 minutes or until sausage and beef are cooked through. Remove foil and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese. Return to oven until cheese is melted. Serve.

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