Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I’ve been cooking again …………

Super simple and oh, sooo filling. One was more than enough for me! The rest will go into the freezer for when I get too lazy to cook.

STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

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4 zucchini about 8-9 inches long (and kinda fat around)
1 lb ground beef or mild Italian sausage meat
1 medium onion – chopped fine
4 cloves garlic – minced
1 small green pepper – diced
8-10 medium mushrooms – sliced thin
1 680mL (15 oz) can tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

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Wash and slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut off ends. Place on foil- covered cookie sheet. Hollow out the seed part of the zucchini with a teaspoon to make a “boat”, leaving about ¼ inch all around. Chop up the pulp and set aside.

Brown meat in frying pan. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent. Add green pepper and mushrooms. Add pulp from the zucchini. Add tomato sauce. If it’s too runny (you want it firm) add some torn-up bread (I used a hot dog bun).

Spoon mixture into zucchini boats. Top with shredded mozza.

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes for firm zucchini or 35-40 mins for softer zucchini. You can also nuke the zucchini for a few minutes before you fill the boats.

Serve with salad or noodles.

Hope you try it.

Cheers,
Sue

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