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

Here's a recipe my next door neighbors and I have been making off and on all summer long when we grille out together. Even the little ones love it when we use Pepperoni and call it a ZucchiniPizza. If you like Zucchini's I promise you'll love this. The key is to cook it long enough that the Zucchini is extremely soft when you squeeze it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut Zucchini in half lengthwise.
  2. With a large spoon scoop out all the seeds in both halves leaving enough meaty portion to cook.
  3. (Creating a canoe appearance) Place half of the can of Pizza sauce in each half of Zucchini.
  4. Mix Sausage into sauce to taste in each half.
  5. Sprinkle Oregano and Garlic Powder on each half.
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  7. Place strips of cheese over each half to cover all the sauce mixture.
  8. Quickly (and I do mean quick) place one half Zucchini on the other.
  9. Place whole Zucchini on tin foil and wrap well.
  10. I suggest double wrapping because the juice is going to run out and the Zucchini will be very soft when done.
  11. Place over medium heat on a covered grille.
  12. Grille for about 45 to 60 minutes depending on heat, turning every 10 to 15 minutes, or until Zucchini is extremely soft when squeezed.
  13. Remove from grille and place on platter.
  14. Unwrap carefully for there will be a lot of hot sauce and steam.
  15. Note: This is an excellent side dish for any type of grilled dinner.
  16. You can also alternate using different types of cooked meat when making this.
  17. Such as cooked Ground Beef, cooked Chicken or Pork.
  18. Small pieces of Pepperoni or Hot Dogs can also be used but doesn’t require being cooked.
  19. I imagine this could be made in the oven as well if preferred.
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Most Helpful

Chuck, this was AMAZING!!! I chose to forgo the meat, and went totally veggie. I made this for dinner tonight and can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow!! I followed the recipe, except I added diced onion, green pepper, canned mushrooms, and diced tomato. For me this was a wonderful main dish, and very low in carbs. I made it in the oven and it took about 30 min. on 350 degrees. I had this with a fresh green salad, and I was in Heaven!!I can't wait until summer to try this on the grill!!! Thank you for a very simple, yet unique and tasty dish....will definitely add to my list of faves:) Thanks for posting ~Manda

Manda October 29, 2002

I never liked zucchini...until I had this. I was lucky enough to have it made by the original chefs, too. LOL It's excellent.

Sandaidh November 22, 2002

Chuck this was a very good zucchini recipe. I really enjoyed the flavor of the stuffing with the zucchini. Thanks.

Shari2 August 17, 2003