Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • Additional marinara or spaghetti sauce

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed zucchini halves (calculated without additional sauce) equals 394 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 602 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottom of each with a sharp knife to allow zucchini to sit flat. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
  2. Place shells in an ungreased 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; stir in the marinara sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup cheese.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup into each shell. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted into filling reads 160° and zucchini are tender. Serve with additional marinara sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Beef-Stuffed Zucchini in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p6

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed zucchini halves (calculated without additional sauce) equals 394 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 134 mg cholesterol, 602 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Reviews for Beef-Stuffed Zucchini

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

This recipe is easy and pretty good. I have trouble using up zucchini and this recipe does the trick. Used bertolli garlic and oil sauce and served with garlic toast. Will make again.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

Our garden is full of zucchini so I am always looking for new recipes. Even my grandchildren liked this one. I only had HUGE zucchinis, but it worked well. I cut it in half length-wise, scooped out the middle and then cut it in serving-size sections.

I used chopped turkey instead of ground turkey. Any leftover meat would do.

BBQ sauce worked great!!

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

I used ground turkey and they were very good.

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

This was reallay quick and good. I cooked the pulp and added back in to meat mixure

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

This was kind of bland to us. Next time, I'll use half burger and half Italian sausage.

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