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Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 50 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 8 sides  |  Calories: 468
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Stuffed Zucchini
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
20 min
Servings
8 sides
Calories
468

This recipe makes it easy to incorporate vegetables into a hearty meal by stuffing halved zucchini with ingredients like crumbled sausage sautéed with onions, garlic and a white wine for sophisticated aroma and taste. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian before baking to put this meal over the top with flavor and texture.

Ingredients
  • 4 (8-inch) zucchini squash
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white wine or dry vermouth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
Directions
  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise in half. Use a melon baller or small knife to core the zucchini, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Chop pulp; set aside. Cook zucchini shells in a pot of boiling salted water 2 to 3 minutes or just until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, remove casings from sausage; cook in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, stirring often to break up sausage. Transfer to a colander; let drain. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes. Stir in chopped zucchini and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add wine; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir drained sausage into zucchini mixture; heat through.
  3. Place zucchini shells in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of the cheese into sausage mixture; stir in egg. Spoon mixture into zucchini shells; top with remaining shredded cheese. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over all.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 20 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted. If desired, broil 2 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Serving Size 8 sides

Calories 468

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 24.50g 36%
Sat. Fat 7.90g 42%
Mono Unsat. Fat 11.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.60g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1642mg 53%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 26g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 43RE
Vitamin C 5mg 8%
Calcium 283mg 25%
Iron 3mg 11%