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Italian Zucchini Boats Recipe
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Italian Zucchini Boats Recipe

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“You’ll enjoy these simple stuffed zucchinis with any meal,” assures Agnes Golian of Garfield Heights, Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup salad croutons
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 zucchini halves (prepared with turkey Italian sausage and fat-free croutons) equals 174 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; set aside. Chop zucchini pulp; set aside.
  2. Crumble sausage into a small skillet; add onion and celery. Cook over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the croutons, 2 tablespoons cheese and zucchini pulp. Spoon into zucchini shells.
  3. Place in an ungreased baking dish; add 1/4 in. of water. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until zucchini is tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Italian Zucchini Boats in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p59

Nutritional Facts

2 zucchini halves (prepared with turkey Italian sausage and fat-free croutons) equals 174 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

Love these!! I add more sausage but other than that I followed to the letter. So good with rice balls.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

It was a great recipe. My Husband LOVED it~ I wasn't to big on the Italian sausge b/c of all the spices but I will cook it again for my family and just put less sausage or maybe regular sausage.

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