Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Our reader's fan-favorite recipe, a stuffed zucchini made with just 8 ingredients, is the perfect way to turn extra veggies into a satisfying, low-cal meal!
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stuffed zucchini

STUFFED ZUCCHINI RECIPE TESTER:
Amanda Jaskiewicz
Mesa, Arizona

“I used to grow zucchini in my garden, and in peak season I would have more than I knew what to do with. To avoid any going to waste, I had to be creative – that’s how I came to create this simple and tasty dish!”

Learn more about selecting, prepping and storing zucchini here!

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2 zucchini, halved, seeds and pulp removed

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare stuffing: In a large saute pan on medium-high, heat 1 tsp oil. Add garlic, onion and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms soften, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 tsp oil, vinegar, bread crumbs and Parmesan. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Spoon an equal amount of stuffing into each zucchini half. Bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 stuffed zucchini
  • Calories: 110
  • Carbohydrate Content: 12 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 2 mg
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 135 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g
  • Trans Fat Content: 1 g