Zucchini Stuffed With Ricotta (Zucchine Ripiene Con Ricotta)

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a small spoon, scoop out and discard pulp from each zucchini half, leaving a 1/4" rim around the edges.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 10" skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes more.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta, 1/4 cup of the pecorino, 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs, the parsley, mint, oregano, and egg yolks.
  • Fold in the onion mixture and season with salt and pepper;& a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes; set the filling aside.
  • Arrange an oven rack about 7" from the broiler element and heat.
  • Rub the insides of the zucchini with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and season lightly with salt.
  • Place zucchini cut side up on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven and fill each zucchini half with enough of the ricotta mixture that it mounds slightly but doesn't spill over the edges of the zucchini.
  • Sprinkle each stuffed zucchini with the remaining pecorino and bread crumbs and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
  • Broil until the zucchini are soft and the tops are lightly browned, 10–15 minutes.
  • Serve with other (vegetarian) dishes & some nice Italian wine and enjoy!
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