This is an easy, tasty way to use up zucchini. I have listed the ingredients per person so the amount can be adjusted, depending on how much zucchini you have. Can be made lacto-vegetarian or vegan.

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Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Hollow out the zucchini. Place the scraped out zucchini into a medium bowl. Combine zucchini, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, burger-style crumbles and pasta sauce. Mix well.

  • Place mixture into hollowed out zucchini. Arrange zucchini in a baking dish, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; bake for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

578 calories; protein 77g; carbohydrates 40.6g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 33.6mg; sodium 1877mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2007
Very good added some spinach and ricotta cheese to the mixture. Also let it cook for 30 minutes before throwing the cheese on top and letting it melt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2004
It turned out fine but would probably be better suited to a sweeter spaghetti sauce. I used my grandfather's saltier spaghetti sauce recipe which I think is better paired with meat instead of vegetables. Parmesean cheese always makes an Italian dish better though. I'd still make it again. Read More
(8)
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2007
Very good added some spinach and ricotta cheese to the mixture. Also let it cook for 30 minutes before throwing the cheese on top and letting it melt. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
I've been trying to reduce the carbohydrates in my diet and this recipe really helped me on Friday night which is my family's "pizza night". The zucchini in this recipe is the "crust". First I sprinkled garlic powder on the scooped out zucchini shells. I substituted pizza sauce for the pasta sauce and I browned and crumbled italian sausage instead of using the frozen burger style crumbles. In addition I only used half as much bread crumbs and twice as much parmesan cheese. It satisfied my pizza craving and I didn't feel like I missed my favorite food. Thanks!! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
I assumed TVP is a generic term and used "no meat sausage" which I browned with green onions and musrooms. I followed someone's earlier advice and switched to a 4-cheese blend. And I couldn't find italian bread crumbs so I put 2 slices of whole wheat bread in the blender. My family (and my son's vegetarian girlfriend) loved it. I'll be doing this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
This was a great recipe for my homegrown zucchini. My daughter loved it. Instead of the burger crumbs I fryed up some mild italian sausage and it was a hit with my family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
This was yummy! My family was skeptical as the presentation isn't REAL attractive but they agreed the taste was great! I used 2 cups of browned ground round as we don't like the TVP. My zucchini were small so I used only a small portion of the scooped out portion in the recipe. Even then there was quite a bit of leftover filling which I baked separately. This recipe will be a great help when we are overrun with our garden zucchini! Thanks! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2005
Really really good! Per other reviews I baked the extra stuffing along side the stuffed zucchini. I also topped off the zucchini and extra stuffing with some mozzerela cheese the last few minutes of baking. Too good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
We really liked this. I had leftover meat spaghetti & fresh mozz so I decided this would be good. I make my own bread crumbs & didn't even use the parm. Really tasty I'll make it often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2005
I modified the recipe alot but it was great I will definitely try it again keep it italian even rather than the Mex sytle my husband loved. I didn't have any TVP so I used ground beef left over from last nights burritos (already spiced and tomatoed) and Salsa in place of the pasta sauce I left out the parmesan and it wasn't really needed with the salsa. Next time I'll try it Italian style. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2008
This was a great easy recipe. I added a bit of onion and garlic for more flavor as well as a small amount of hamburger meat instead of the meat substitute. thank you for a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2004
It turned out fine but would probably be better suited to a sweeter spaghetti sauce. I used my grandfather's saltier spaghetti sauce recipe which I think is better paired with meat instead of vegetables. Parmesean cheese always makes an Italian dish better though. I'd still make it again. Read More
(8)
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