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Stuffed Zucchini with Mozzarella Cheese

Updated on July 13, 2015

Lots of Zucchini

Zucchini plants are one of those vegetable plants that are so easy to grow. It's such a delight when you see those large yellow blooms ( which are great to eat also) start to open.

There are so many zucchini recipes, I can't even begin to tell you. This stuffed zucchini recipe is just one of them. Zucchini is one of those versatile vegetables that can be made in a savory dish or even a sweet dish, which I will show you in other hubs. I even have a recipe for zucchini cobbler which if I didn't tell you it was zucchini, you would think it was apple cobbler. Not to mention, zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini patties and casserole, etc. Get the picture?? lol

It may sound like it takes a lot of time to make stuffed zucchini but it doesn't. I made this after I came home from church on Sunday afternoon and my husband and I were eating dinner by 12:30pm; along with my meat dish. My husband and I finished off one whole zucchini.

You can add other ingredients too. I even heard one of my friends say she added ground sausage to it. I supposed that would make a whole complete meal. But, give it a try and make it your own. This is my Italian version. 'Mangiare Buono!'

Photos of Stuffed Zucchini

Ready to eat.
Ready to eat. | Source
Zucchini before prepped
Zucchini before prepped | Source
Zucchini cut in half and scooped out
Zucchini cut in half and scooped out | Source
Chopped zucchini meat
Chopped zucchini meat | Source
Ready for oven just before topped with cheese.
Ready for oven just before topped with cheese. | Source

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5 stars from 4 ratings of Stuffed Zucchini with Mozzarella Cheese

Options

There are always options for just about any recipe and this one is no exception.

If you like a different cheese on top, then feel free to use it.

If you have on hand something like store bought stuffing mix then use that in place of the bread crumbs and parsley and basil.

You can also add a different grating cheese if you have it inside.

You can make it your way.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: This yields 6 pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 tablespoons Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • To taste salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • To taste garlic powder
  • Approx. 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese, You can use as much as you like.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Cut the ends off of the zucchini and cut zucchini in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out the inside of the zucchini leaving a very thin lining to hold the stuffing. Chop the inside meat of the zucchini in small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the chopped zucchini, the onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, egg, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  4. Add it to the zucchini boats, pushing it in to stay in tact. Sprinkle a little more olive oil on top of the stuffing. Top with grated mozzarella cheese; as much as you like. Pour a cup of water around the filled zucchini boats.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and a little golden and the inside is cooked. Cut in chunks after it's cooled a little. Enjoy!
  6. See Options!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, Thanks so much for the visit and the great comment. It's appreciated.

      Blessings to you.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Oh, I love Mozzarella Cheese. Your Stuffed Zucchini look really yummy. Will try this recipe. Thank you very much, Rachel! :)

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pat, Thanks again, I never thought of it as an appetizer, but that's a great idea. Thanks for the vote and visit, as always.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O yes..this will be a hit at our card party this week. I will only take half as we each bring something and we don't have dinner. This will be a great appetizer and something new and different.

      Voted up++++

      Angels are once again on the way ps

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Phyllis, How nice you have a journal of my recipes. I'm very flattered. Thanks again for visiting and commenting.

      Blessings to you.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Another great recipe to add to my Rachel's Recipes journal. I love zucchini and mozzarella. Italian bread crumbs is a staple in my kitchen. Thank you for sharing this, Rachel.

      Take care and blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks again, Audrey. Your comments are short and sweet and appreciated.

      Blessings to you.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Perfect recipe for summer!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Alicia, So glad you made a visit. Thanks for the nice comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sound like an easy and tasty meal that's quick to make. I'm looking forward to trying it!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachpurple, Where is it that you live? Zucchini is so abundant here. Hope you can find it. Thanks for visiting.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      This is a healthy recipe for the whole family but hardly could findv zuchini here

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Susan, You're welcome. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts and ideas.

      Blessings to you.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I used to fix this all the time - on the grill. Sometimes I'd add tomatoes, or make stuffed tomatoes and stuffed zucchini with the same stuffing. One of our all-time faves! Next year I'm definitely growing zucchini in my garden. Thanks for reminding me of this recipe!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Well, thank you poetryman. Your votes and comments are always appreciated. I look forward to them.

      Blessings to you.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Beautiful food. With this much cheese and the freshness of the other ingredients I don't think I would miss the meat even if there weren't any.

      Voted up. Great way to get one's veggies.