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Bread Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini makes a great container for a filling of the squash, bread crumbs, cheese and onion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini squash
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 3/8-in. shell. Reserve pulp. In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water and salt to a boil. Add zucchini shells; cover and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. Chop zucchini pulp.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute the onion and chopped zucchini in oil until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Fill shells. Place in a greased baking dish. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until filling reaches 160° and is heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 stuffed zucchini (calculated without salt and pepper) equals 208 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.