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Easy Stuffed Zucchini

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  • Veg
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  • 1 hr 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

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Who can resist ratatouille style personalized stuffed zucchini? And you know how food gets tastier when it’s stuffed – stuffed pizza crust, stuffed chicken with cheese, stuffed bread. Now you can enjoy scrumptious stuffed zucchini – really easy to make in no time – for lunch or snacks.

Health benefits

Zucchini has more potassium than bananas.

A baked potato has 130 calories, whereas zucchini has only 25 calories.

Zucchini does not have cholesterol, saturated fats or sodium. It is rich in manganese and Vitamin C. Even the peel is a good source of dietary fiber. Research has shown that zucchini is effective in preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. If you take it with the peel, it can reduce oxidative stress in the body.

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How to Make Easy Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Prepare the oven at 425 degree F
  2. Cut the zucchini in half and scoop out flesh from the center to make zucchini boats.
  3. Drizzle zucchini with olive oil cooking spray or drizzler. Take a baking sheet and place zucchini cut-side down, for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the zucchini from oven and let it cool.
  5. On a separate baking sheet, add breadcrumbs and let them bake until deep golden.
  6. Remove without turning off the oven.
  7. Take a skillet, pour extra virgin olive oil and place over medium-high flame. Add mushrooms and caramelize. Add separate chopped zucchini, garlic, thyme leaves, shallots, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture for around 10 minutes or until zucchini turns light brown. Add basil and tomatoes and stir 1 minute. Add bread crumbs and stir to blend the mixture. The add cheese.
  8. Add portions of the mixture to cute zucchini. Add tomato sauce to the bottom of a casserole dish then place the stuffed zucchini.
  9. Bake for at least 25 minutes to settle the stuffing. Cook until cheese melts.
  10. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter or individual plates.

Trivia

Using a slow cooker to make stuffed zucchini makes cleaning up easier.

You’re opting for a healthy snack her because zucchini contains only 25 calories.

You don’t need to select the biggest zucchini. The tastiest zucchinis are small or medium sized.

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