I know, I know.....5 million stuffed zucchini recipes, and I had to post another. Well this one is different then the others. Actually, this is the very first 'stuffed' recipe I ever tried. I'd just gone back to work after having the kids, and came across Betty Crocker's 'Working Woman's Cookbook'. What a gem this book is. Anyway, getting back to the zucchini....this is very tasty, and easy to put together. The best part, is you can prepare it up to 24 hours ahead of time. Just what working people need.
- Heat 2 inches of salted water to boiling. Add zucchini. Cover and heat to boiling. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp and set aside. Place zucchini in a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.
- In a skillet, melt butter. Add onion and cook until tender. Add chopped pulp, green peppers, pimiento and stuffing mix. Mix together and use to stuff the zucchini halves. Sprinkle each with shredded cheese.
- To serve immediately:.
- Bake uncovered in a 350* oven for 25 - 30 minutes, or until hot and cheese is melted.
- To serve the next day:.
- After stuffing, cover and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours. When ready to serve, Remove dish from fridge 40 minutes before cooking. Bake at 350* for 30 - 35 minutes.