Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is another recipe on a newspaper clipping my mom and I found when cleaning out one of her kitchen closets. These make a great side dish, or light meal served up with a green salad.


  1. Cut a small sliver from the bottom of each zucchini so it will lie flat without rolling over. Cut a larger sliver from the top to expose the insides of the zucchini. Use a spoon to carefully hollow out the zucchini, being careful not to break all the way through the skin.
  2. Coarsely chop the zucchini insides. Mince the garlic.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, brown the sausage. Drain well.
  4. Mix the chopped zucchini, sausage, and garlic. Stir in the diced bread and moisten with the chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide the stuffing mixture among the 4 hollowed-out zucchini. Place them in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Microwave 4-5 minutes, until zucchini is tender. Let stand 2-3 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

This was a nice good change of pace from what we normally eat. I think I might have liked a bit more sausage in it. I did use garlic croutons for the day old bread.

Nyteglori July 09, 2011

Although Ii pretty much followed the recipe, I did make one small substitution ~ lemon pepper for the usual S&P, & we were treated to a very nice side dish! Certainly worth making again! Thanks for sharing it with us! [Made & reviewed just for the 'halibut!']

Sydney Mike January 07, 2011

We certainly enjoyed having something different and healthy in this recipe. I added a Greek herb blend as I was cooking the sausage and I'm glad I did as the flavour would otherwise be a bit on the bland side for our taste. The sausage and zucchini flavours certainly work well together though. I also cooked mine in the oven for around 20 minutes. Thanks for a lovely, healthy recipe!

Shuzbud January 06, 2011