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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!

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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Posted by on September 21, 2010.

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Categories: appetizers, soups, salads, & sides

17 Responses

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

    by Small Town Runner Karen on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:12 am

  2. 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.

    by SnoWhite on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

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

    by Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon on Sep 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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

    by Jennifurla on Sep 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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

    by Katrina on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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

    by Barbara Bakes on Sep 21, 2010 at 9:48 pm

  7. Looks great! Can’t wait to try them!

    by Liz @ Blog is the New Black on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm

  8. 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.

    by Lisa on Sep 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

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

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

  10. Wow, I need these today! Looks amazing!

    by Jenny Flake on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

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

    by Eliana on Sep 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Sep 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Sep 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

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

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Sep 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

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

    by Raina on Sep 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

  16. Stunning photos! WOW!!!

    by Michelle on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

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

    by Barbara Bakes on Sep 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but more than [...]more →