Stuffed zucchini

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  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water, div > View Recipe


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Halve zucchini lengthwise; place cut side down in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish. Bake 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, scoop out seeds, leaving a 1/4-in. shell.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in 1 cup water, tomatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, pasta, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook until mixture is thickened and pasta is al dente, 12-15 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Spoon mixture into zucchini shells. Place in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with 3/4 cup Italian cheese blend. Pour remaining water into bottom of dish. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes longer. Serve with pasta sauce if desired.
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Yum! yum! I needed to use a medium zucchini so made 1/3 recipe and served it with a Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpeas Salad (All Recipes), A delightful lunch that tasted as if I’d ordered it at a restaurant. I used fresh tomatoes and otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. Delish!

John, you can buy fire roasted tomatoes in can at a grocery store. (diced)

Good recipe! I omitted the mushrooms and roasted red peppers since I didn’t have any; I used a red bell pepper in place of the green and I added corn. Very yummy!

Fire roasted diced tomatoes? Who is the idiot?

Great! I made these stuffed with just vegetables and it was still amazing!

Yummy! I omitted the red peppers, water and pasta. Added 8 oz diced mushrooms, more parmesan and mozzarella. Used fresh tomato. Will make again.

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