Baked Stuffed Zucchini

"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."
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4 zucchini




  • 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.
  • Coarsely chop the zucchini insides. Mince the garlic.
  • In a nonstick skillet, brown the sausage. Drain well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Microwave 4-5 minutes, until zucchini is tender. Let stand 2-3 minutes before serving.

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  1. Nyteglori
    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.
  2. Sydney Mike
    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!']
  3. Shuzbud
    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!
  4. kitty.rock
    These were quite delicious - I used hot chicken italian sausage as we don't eat pork, and followed the recipe other than that. Delicous blend of flavors and easy to make - I made mine in the oven as well. Great side dish or mini-meal with a salad. Thanks for posting - made for your week #6 FOOTBALL POOL WIN, November 2010!
  5. Boomette
    I used only 1 clove of garlic and used spicy italian sausages. Yummy! I cooked it in the microwave 6 minutes. Thanks Loof :) Made for Photo tag


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