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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stuffed Zucchini



Zucchini is abundant during the summer months.

Grocery stores are overflowing and Zucchini is super cheap.

The local vegetable stands offer small, medium or large “cups” grown fresh in the seller’s garden.

I love Zucchini.

I always purchase the large “cup”.



This summer I have fried, boiled, grilled, sautéed Zucchini.
I have also used it raw in salads.

Craving a prelude to the soon to come winter comfort food; I decided to stuff the Zucchini.

It is a easy and satisfying recipe.

The now double digits (10) “Rooster” never fussed about it being green and a vegetable.

I'm joining Full Plate Thursday this week over at: http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/09/full-plate-thursday-9-8-11.html

Stuffed Zucchini:

5 zucchini squash washed and cut in half lengthwise
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper
3 tablespoons of butter
1 cup onion diced
1 cup flavored stuffing mix
½ cup fat free sour cream
1 package frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup sharp shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush cut side of squash with olive oil; sprinkle with salt, and pepper. Place squash, cut side down, on a lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, or until tender. Scoop out pulp, keeping shells intact; reserve pulp.



Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet. Melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until transparent. Mix in minced garlic and cook for a minute. To the skillet, add stuffing mix, spinach, sour cream, Cheddar and squash pulp. Mix together and add salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 3 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly into squash shells. Place on baking sheet, and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through.

7 comments:

  1. I made stuffed zucchini recently too...yours looks wonderful.

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  2. Hi Maggie,
    This is a great Stuffed Zucchini. We have had a great Zucchini harvest this year and this will be a great recipe to try. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Im following you from Hannahs blog at
    http://bouffeebambini.blogspot.com/

    I enjoyed looking at your blog - its really interesting! I love using Zucchini..my Grandmother used to make Zucchini Bread and I loved it!
    your yogurt pie looks yummy!

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