Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

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With all the wonderful produce currently available in the grocery stores, at the local farmer’s markets or coming out of your own garden, it would be a shame not to try out new vegetable dishes and experiment with recipes. After my own trip to the farmer’s market I decided to try my hand at my own version of stuffed zucchinis. They were delicious and I highly recommend you all try them tonight!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • 2 large zucchinis, halved
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 8 oz of fresh mushrooms
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup Jimmy Dean’s 60% less fat turkey sausage crumbles
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp (divided) olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1⅓ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Slice zucchinis in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and center flesh to create a shallow shell to hold the stuffing.
  3. Place the shells on a baking sheet and drizzle evenly with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and dried basil.
  4. In a sauté pan heat the minced garlic and remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot and the garlic begins to lightly brown add mushrooms and green pepper. Cook for 5-7 or until mushrooms reduce in size and peppers begin to soften.
  5. Next add tomatoes and sausage crumbles. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until tomatoes soften and sausage is heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and using a slotted spoon, scoop out the vegetable mixture into a large bowl leaving as much liquid behind as possible.
  7. Add bread crumbs and mix all ingredients together.
  8. Spoon stuffing equally into each shell, top with ⅓ cup cheese each.
  9. Roast for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Serve and Enjoy!
Notes
* Use any variety of vegetables you desire as part of your stuffing. It’s all about what you enjoy and a great way to use up veggies in the fridge! * Experiment with different herbs and spices! * Mix in ½- ¾ cup marinara sauce if desired.

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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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