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zuchini mushrooms boats

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elizabeth Backus
San Diego, CA

I love mushrooms and love zucchini, bought too many of both. What do I do with all these zucchini's and mushrooms so I decide to put my two favorite recipes together and this is what I came up with.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For zuchini mushrooms boats

  • 4 md
  • 24
    cleaned white/button mushrooms
  • 2/3 c
    unsalted butter
  • 4
    garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 3/4 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning

How To Make zuchini mushrooms boats

  • 1
    Trim ends of zucchini; place in a steamer basket. In a saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil; add basket. Cover and steam for 5 minutes. When zucchini is cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell. Set pulp aside in a bowl.
  • 2
    Clean mushrooms with damp towel and trim stems, chop coarsely. Melt butter in large non-stick skillet sauté onions until translucent, add garlic, chopped mushrooms and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until all tender. Add bread crumbs,1/3 cup parmesan cheese and seasoning, when all ingredients are well incorporated remove from stove.
  • 3
    Toss with Zucchini pulp gently, Stuff Zucchini boats with this mixture and arrange them in baking dish. Sprinkle a little grated parmesan cheese over the tops. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until filling is just bubbling and cheese is melted on top. Cool slightly, serve.
  • 4
    Note: Its important to trim stems they will be tough and make filling woody. Make sure you do not burn garlic or it will bitter the filling.
  • 5
    This can be served as an appetizer cut in 2-inch slices, served over Noodles toss with a light lemon olive oil or white rice. These can be done a day before, and stored in Refrigerator overnight, and then put in Oven before serving.