Balsamic Stuffed Round Zucchini

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I have based this recipe on one round zucchini only (as I only have to feed two people), but the recipe multiplies easily. You can also use the mixture to stuff marrow or thin zucchini.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Put the tomatoes, chopped mushroom, garlic, onion and oregano into a bowl. Mix to combine and add the balsamic vinegar, mixing until well combined. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the zucchini in half lengthways, and using a teaspoon scoop out and discard the pulp.
  4. Heap the tomato mixture into the scooped out shells.
  5. Grind over salt and pepper to taste, drizzle over the olive oil, and top with the parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until the shell just starts to go soft.
Most Helpful

5 5

We were gifted with a round zucchini, which we'd never seen and were delighted to find this recipe. I had some special balsamic that I'd been saving as well, and so I used it here. This was delicious!

4 5

GREAT! I have never had round zucchini before but actually had some on hand and was excited to find this recipe. I'm not sure what they are like with the part I scooped out but that did have large pumpkin like seeds so it was probably better to remove it. This ended up with a great flavor and was more of a main dish for us. The only thing I think would improve it is using fresh oregano and adding the parmesan towards the end as both got kinda crunchy as is. Made for the ZWT4.

5 5

A wonderful 5* treat. Zucchini is getting to be, and probably always was such a versatile vegetable. I can't remember a year where I have used it so many ways. This recipe exemplifies the garden and the abundance of fresh tomatoes, and the humble zucchini. In the U.S. we have long(ish) zucchini~not round, but this worked perfectly. I followed this exactly, putting the little tomatoes on top of the mound of vegetables, bubbling and bursting with flavor all the way down to the zucchini. The parmesan cheese, firmly melted into the whole dish, and was as lovely to devour with a big spoon as it was to look upon. Thanks Kez! Made for *ZWT4* June 2008.