Stuffed Zucchini Italiano

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

Not sure where I got this recipe, but it's easy and good.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375~F.
  2. Trim ends of zucchini.
  3. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise.
  4. Carefully scoop out centers leaving 1/4-inch thick shells.
  5. Chop pulp (makes about 1 cup); set aside.
  6. In a large skillet brown ground beef; drain fat.
  7. Stir in reseved zucchini pulp, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup marinara sauce and egg; mix well.
  8. Place zucchini shells in a shallow baking pan.
  9. Spoon meat mixture into shells.
  10. Pour remaining marinara sauce over and around zucchini.
  11. Cover and bake until zucchini shells are tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  13. Bake, uncovered, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.