Saturday, July 23, 2011

Time Saver Recipes - Beef Stuffed Zucchini

Wondering what to do with all that extra zucchini you have in your garden?? I found  yummy recipe form

Photo by: Taste of Home

Beef-Stuffed Zucchini Recipe


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • Additional marinara or spaghetti sauce


  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottom of each with a sharp knife to allow zucchini to sit flat. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
  • Place shells in an ungreased 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; stir in the egg, marinara sauce, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup into each shell. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted into filling reads 160° and zucchini are tender. Serve with additional marinara sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.


  1. Sounds yummy! I'm off to check my garden. Hope I have some zucchini thats ready to pick!

  2. I love the sound of that recipe. Quick, Easy and uses Zucchini. We will be having that for sure this summer. Thanks for posting it.