Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

By: Mr. Food
By: Mr. Food


Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Summer yields some of the best produce! Our Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a creative way to utilize some of those delicious veggies you have growing in your garden or picked up from the market!

Serves: 2 to 4

Cooking Time: 30 min

What You'll Need:
2 zucchinis

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2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped

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1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms

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1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped

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What To Do:

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2.Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and seeds, leaving 1/4-inch shell (use a small spoon for this). Reserve pulp from both zucchinis and chop.
3.In a medium bowl, combine pulp, garlic, tomato, mushrooms, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil and 1/2 cup cheese. Divide mixture evenly between zucchini shells. Place stuffed zucchinis in prepared baking dish; cover with foil.
4.Bake 25 minutes, or until zucchinis are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil and serve.

Notes

There's so much you can do with zucchini! Why not bake a loaf of our Super Moist Zucchini Bread?!

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Vegetables/Italian-Stuffed-Zucchini-Boats#TLU1M6RHmC1mr5F6.99


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