Friday, November 4, 2011

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Trying to use up the last of this season's zucchini, I decided to make stuffed zucchini boats. I had seen this recipe a while ago and I had it bookmarked. I also had some leftover Italian sausage meat left from making soup the other night and so this seemed to be the perfect meal to use both items.

The zucchini's were hollowed out after being cut in half and then were stuffed with a yummy mixture of Italian sausage meat, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, rosemary and Parmesan cheese. These were really good.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Adapted from Annie's Eats

2 6" zucchini
2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 lb. turkey sausage or ground turkey
2 tbsp. dry white wine
2-3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out insides, leaving a shell about ¼-inch thick. Reserve about half of the insides.

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and reserved zucchini insides to the skillet and sauté another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Heat the remaining tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the sausage or ground turkey and cook until lightly browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cooked onion and mushroom mixture. Add the wine to the pan along with the tomatoes, basil and rosemary. Cook for 1 more minute. Drain of any excess fat, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Once the turkey mixture has cooled a bit, mix in the Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper. Fill the zucchini shells with the mixture. Fill a baking dish with ¼-inch of water. Place the filled zucchini shells in the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the zucchini from the pan and serve immediately.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds so freaking good! The picture alone made my mouth water. This may be one for my birthday meals!