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Sausage-Topped Zucchini

 Sausage-Topped Zucchini
Alice Scollin of Saranac Lake, New York concocted this pleasing entree, which became her husband's favorite dish after just one bite. Cheese, spaghetti sauce and sausage are mounded on zucchini halves, giving the recipe its zesty Italian accent.
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Remove
  • sausage and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion, green
  • pepper and garlic in oil and butter until tender. Stir in sausage,
  • Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce.
  • Place the zucchini halves cut side up in a greased 8-in. square
  • baking dish. Spread with sausage mixture. Cover and bake at 350°
  • for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Top with cheese and remaining
  • spaghetti sauce. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 710 calories, 54 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,550 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 30 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein.