Every summer we change our diet a little by highlighting cold soups, fresh salads and easy and quick dishes based on seasonal vegetables. And if the cucumber is the king of summer dishes, the zucchini is their queen! Which stuffed zucchini recipe do you prefer? An adapted carnivore or keto diet or one that fits perfectly with the pescet menu? Well, we have a good variety for every taste!
There is a delicious filling for every taste!
Whether you’ve chosen to eat meat as a whole or only eat fish, you’re sure to find your ideal stuffed zucchini recipe to suit your own specific diet. In the current article, we will not pay attention to recipes without meat, because we have a separate page about vegetarian zucchini in the oven, which you can consult by following the link if you are looking for such ideas. If you don’t follow any special dietary restrictions, just try the suggestions below and judge for yourself which one is your…
Zucchini recipe filled with sausage meat
Many women find it difficult to get their children and even their husbands to eat vegetables. We have to be creative and often hide them cleverly to succeed in this barely possible challenge. But the zucchini stuffed with sausage meat, when prepared the Italian way, takes advantage of the taste of the pizza that everyone loves, and it works perfectly! For 6 servings, you need the following ingredients:
6 medium zucchini
0.5 kg sausage meat
2 medium-sized chopped tomatoes
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley (plus a little extra for serving)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 180°C, wash and cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds, then collect the pulp and chop it. In a large frying pan, cook the sausage meat for 4-5 minutes, stirring to crumble the meat. Add the squash and garlic and cook over a medium heat for a further 3-4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, herbs and pepper and mix well. Turn off the heat, leave for a few minutes and fill the zucchini “shells” in a baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the zucchini is tender, then sprinkle with mozzarella and bake for another 5-8 minutes to melt the cheese. Portion, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot. An absolutely irresistible stuffed zucchini recipe!
Zucchini trays filled with tuna
The second stuffed zucchini recipe that we would like to present to you is just as quick, easy and super tasty. It only takes 30 minutes in total, everyone in the family will love it, especially if you choose the sailboat style presentation. The ingredients to make 4 portions are:
4 medium zucchinis (+ 1 small for making veil, optional)
1 bell pepper (yellow or orange)
3 celery ribs
¼ red onion
a handful of fresh parsley (about ¼ cup)
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 can canned tuna, drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
about 1 tablespoon squeezed lemon juice
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scrape out the flesh in the center of each half. Put the pulp in the food processor and the hollowed out zucchini on the baking sheet.
Add yellow pepper, celery, red onion, parsley, feta and half of the cheddar cheese to the zucchini flesh in the blender. Blend to chop and transfer to a medium bowl. Add tuna, cherry tomatoes and mayonnaise, stir well and enjoy. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
Use a small spoon to fill the zucchini halves with the stuffing, spreading it evenly. Mix the remaining cheddar cheese with the parmesan and sprinkle it over the filled zucchini trays. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve immediately with or without thinly sliced zucchini and toothpicks. Enjoy your lunch! By the way, if you have a small vegetable garden and you have larger quantities of vegetables, you can also read our article how to store zucchini, which offers three excellent methods besides freezing.
Sources used: www.tasteofhome.com