Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 8
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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1 1/4 cup Marinara pasta sauce
4 medium Zucchini
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 small Yellow onion (finely diced)
3 clove(s) Garlic (crushed)
1/2 cup chopped Red bell pepper
397 gm Sausage, frankfurter, chicken (removed from casing)
1/2 cup, shredded Mozzarella cheese, partially skimmed
8 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated


Bring a large pot of water to boil.

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4″ thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.

Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute. Remove from water.

Place 1/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 12″ baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up.

In a large saute pan, brown sausage, breaking up as it cooks into smaller pieces until browned; set aside. Heat oil and add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook on a medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook about 2-3 minutes. Combine with sausage and cook a few more minutes.

Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup cooked sausage, pressing firmly. Top each with 2 tablespoons each of sauce, 1 tablespoon each of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon each of parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 183
Calories from fat 102
Calories from saturated fat 29.0
Total Fat 11.3 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 673 mg
Potassium 522 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
Sugars 5.5 g
Protein 12.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.7
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.7

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