Stuffed Zucchini With Sausage and Parmesan Cheese

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage
Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage. Tatiana Fuentes/E+/Getty Images
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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A mixture of mild sausage and Parmesan cheese make up the filling for this delicious stuffed zucchini. Use a mild sweet Italian sausage or breakfast sausage in this recipe. You could use a turkey sausage as well.

What You'll Need

  •  4 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 pound mild Italian sausage or any fresh sausage
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten​​
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cook whole zucchini in boiling salted water until just barely tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out the squash, leaving about 1/4 inch of shell. Mash the squash you took out; set aside.  Place the shells in a shallow baking dish; set aside.
  4. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook sausage with chopped onion. Drain off excess fat and stir in mashed zucchini.
  1. Reserving 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese for topping, add remaining parmesan cheese to the meat mixture along with the crushed crackers, egg, thyme, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the zucchini shells and sprinkle with the reserved 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 4.