Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini

This sausage-stuffed zucchini is a flavorful use of summertime zucchini with an Italian flare.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise and spoon out the seeds, being careful not to go through to the skin. Place zucchini guts in a bowl; mix in diced tomatoes, white onion, and green pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sautè until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the zucchini pulp mixture. Sautè until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sausage, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Let mixture simmer for about 5 minutes; add the tomato sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes more, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a pot of water on the stove to a boil.
  5. Step 5

    Place the zucchini halves in the boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove the zucchini.
  6. Step 6

    Place zucchini halves into an oven-safe baking dish. Fill the pieces with your sausage mixture. Top them off with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Cover with foil.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil. Continue to cook until tender, about 30 minutes more.
  8. Step 8

    Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!