Stuffed Zucchini Slices

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We’ve received a good amount of zucchini from our CSA this year, but I think they’ve finally been supplanted this week by fall squashes like butternut and acorn for the remainder of the season. I’ve enjoyed cooking with all the zucchini we received though, especially my lemon pasta with zucchini and feta (which is one of my new favorite dishes), and of course my late aunt’s zucchini bread. I wanted to do something different with the last few though, so I decided to try stuffing them. Once baked and stuffed, I cut them into slices and served them as an appetizer for hubby and I before dinner. Suffice it to say that we had a very small dinner that night, because we ended up polishing off almost the entire plate! But, since it is zucchini after all, we didn’t have to feel too guilty about it. If you still have some zucchini hanging around that you don’t know what to do with, give these a try!

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 links hot turkey sausage
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp white cooking wine
  • 1/4 tsp fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. In a 9×13″ baking dish, place the zucchini side by side. Add 1 cup water to the dish and cover with foil. Bake until the zucchini begins to soften, about 15 minutes.

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Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh, leaving the zucchini bowls about 1/4″ thick. Sprinkle the insides of the zucchini with the salt to draw out excess moisture. Dice the scooped zucchini insides and set aside.

In a medium skillet sprinkled with the olive oil, brown the sausage. When finished cooking, place in a bowl. Add the diced zucchini, onion, garlic, white wine, and fresh herbs to the skillet and cook until all of the moisture is absorbed. Mix the sausage back in.

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Reduce the oven heat to 400 degrees. Spoon the stuffing into the zucchini bowls and top with the cheese.

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Bake about 10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Cut into slices and serve immediately.

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17 Responses to “Stuffed Zucchini Slices”

  1. 1 Small Town Runner Karen Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Mmmm, interesting! We actually have NOT had an abundance of zucchini this year (WHAT?) but if we do, I’ll keep this in mind.

  2. 2 SnoWhite Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 10:30 am

    We made stuffed zucchini recently too — using cherry BBQ sauce! It was delightful. I like how you include the insides of the zucchini in the filing.

  3. 3 Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Tracy, wish I had something like this for lunch today. Looks good.

  4. 4 Jennifurla Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Great pics, I love all your step by steps – very nice recipe

  5. 5 Katrina Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Amazing! I was just searching foodgawker for stuffed zucchini! Thanks!

  6. 6 Barbara Bakes Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make stuffed zucchini for dinner but haven’t gotten to it. Your version looks especially delicious!

  7. 7 Liz @ Blog is the New Black Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try them!

  8. 8 Lisa Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 3:31 am

    What a delicious way to eat more vegetables at dinnertime. I’m also going to be baking along with the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and can’t wait to see what wonderful recipes you come up with.

  9. 9 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Wow these look great! We love zucchini and my kids would eat this too!

  10. 10 Jenny Flake Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Wow, I need these today! Looks amazing!

  11. 11 Eliana Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Hmmmm – I can see this becoming my new favorite way to enjoy Zucchini. It looks super delicious.

  12. 12 Jen @ How To: Simplify Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    This is so creative! I can’t get enough of zucchini…I have to try this recipe! It looks so delicious!

  13. 13 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’m not a huge zucchini fan, but stuffed is one of the ways I do like it, and this looks gorgeous!

  14. 14 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yum… Strangely enough I really love zucchini! I bet it is delicious in this recipe! Wishing I had some more from our CSA now. :)

  15. 15 Raina Says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Ooh..yum! This looks so delicious. It could be a meal in itself. Great idea

  16. 16 Michelle Says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Stunning photos! WOW!!!

  17. 17 Barbara Bakes Says:
    September 23rd, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I made a version of your stuffed zucchini last night. So yummy!

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