Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini
This appetizer is quick to prepare and delicious.
This appetizer is quick to prepare and delicious.
This was very good. I used it as a veggie dish for dinner. I made one change - I added a small amount of fresh minced garlic. When I make it again, which I will, I am going to top them with a bread crumb topping. I think that will add a great crunch and texture.Read More
This was very good. I used it as a veggie dish for dinner. I made one change - I added a small amount of fresh minced garlic. When I make it again, which I will, I am going to top them with a bread crumb topping. I think that will add a great crunch and texture.
I used fat free ricotta and also added fresh garlic and sprinkled Italian breadcrumbs on top. I think the flavor was good, but next time I will add more seasonings and maybe some chopped tomatoes.
Could be a 4 star recipe, with less pepper. We liked it! We used small curd cottage cheese instead of ricotta.
Excellent. I made these into appetizers. I cut the zucchini into rounds and hollowed out a bit. I added a bit of garlic to the mixture and used Italian seasoning. I put some filling on the zucchini rounds and topped with half a grape tomato and baked for about 10 minutes. Fabulous. Beautiful looking and everyone loved. Good way to use up the garden produce.
This was great! I used cottage cheese instead of ricotta and it worked well. Also, added garlic like some other reviewers mentioned and a dash of hot sauce. Lovely!
Delicious! It's a great change from the usual way I've always prepared zucchini. I added a clove of crushed garlic to the mix and sprinkled a little italian bread crumbs on the top. Will make again...and again! My daughter LOVED it!
My family loved this recipe. I have since used the "stuffing" to make Eggplant Roulades too. Yum.
What a great way to eat zucchini! We gobbled this recipe up and I will be making it again. Slightly reduced the amount of salt and put in a bit more dried basil than it called for ... fantastic, thanks for sharing!
I saw this recipe and it looked like a great idea so I tried it that night and it was great! It was a big hit with everyone...
This was so easy to prepare and cook. I used 5 small zucchini. I added 5 cloves of garlic minced and 1 green pepper diced. I used fresh basil instead of dried and fat free ricotta instead of skim because that's what I had in the fridge. Next time I will use the skim ricotta. I also sprayed the zucchini before stuffing a little with Pam (I didn't want to use olive oil because with all the cheese I didn't want it to be too greasy). Mine cooked at 450 for 30 minutes because after 20 minutes they still were not browned. My husband thought this tasted like white pizza with fresh garlic and broccoli. What a great healthy alternative! I will be making this again especially when we have people over to eat. Delicious, healthy and flavorful!!!!
This was good. I used fresh basil and about 50% more than the recipe called for. I also added panko crumbs on top when I baked them. The panko was great. It really added a satisfying crunch to an otherwise soft dish.
This was a great way to serve fresh zucchini. The lemon and basil gave this dish a light, fresh taste. My chagnes: Per other reviewers, I added 1/2 tsp of minced garlic. I also added a dash of Italian seasoning to each zucchini half along with the salt & pepper. I added Italian bread crumbs to half the recipe just to see how it would be--good either way. A keeper!
I had some ricotta cheese I needed to use up and this is the first recipe I found that called for it. I decided to switch it up by adding fresh basil instead of dried basil. Also I topped it with sliced grape tomatoes and minced garlic just to give it a little zing. I uploaded a photo! It was pretty good, and my boyfriend approved... thats a plus!
i think i have had something similar to this. i think i remember that it was good.
So easy to make and delicious! Another great way to use all of our zucchini from the garden.
I love this recipe! I add a bit more parmesan cheese, and I also add chopped up sun-dried tomatoes, chopped up fresh basil leaves, and toasted pine nuts. YUM! I have used this filling to stuff hollowed out tomatoes and bell peppers as well.
I used the Italian mix cheeses (Parmesan, Romano, Provolone, Mozzarella) with the Ricotta. I also used 1 echalotte française and a small clove of puréed garlic and fresh basil instead of dried. An Italian Ripasso Valpolicella wine was to die for with it.
Surprisingly, my picky younger son liked this dish and my husband and older son didn't. Instead of greasing the baking sheet, I covered it with foil for an easy clean up. I would probably make this again for my younger son and myself.
Mmmmmm. Even my zucchini hating husband had 3rds. A really good alternative to plain old zucchini.
I made this last night for friends for dinner and they all wanted the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing...but I always adjust the s/p to my families tastes. Doesn't everyone?
Tasty and quick to prepare! The husband didn't love this one, but I enjoyed it. Will make again for myself sometime.
we loved this, and I have done it a few times as we had a few extra in the garden this year...
it wasnt a total hit but i think the problem is the salt and pepper... waaay to much (maybe its a typo?)... great idea though and with some tweaking can make a nice summer entree. im going to play around with it.
really tasty. we made this 2x...one with the black pepper listed, one with about 1/2 the amount. much better with less. the pepper was overpowering in the first batch.
I made this tonight and it was delicious and so did my husband. i took the advice of some other raters including adding garlic and Panko bread crumbs. I also baked it in a cast iron skillet that made the bottom firmer.
I've made these a couple of times and they're definitely tasty. I think they look slightly better than they taste, as the inner part of the zucchine can go a bit mushy/'liquidy'. we like them better with breadcrumbs on top. fun to make and so pretty.
Wow! This is a great way to use up zucchini from the garden, that happens to taste wonderful! I made this for a church gathering. There were only 8 people there, and I had only 1/2 of a boat left by the time we were done. It is really good just the way it is. However, we like to top ours with a mixture of diced tomatoes from the garden and feta cheese for that extra zing. I also added fresh rosemary and used fresh basil instead of dried, and some garlic powder. Fantastic idea that we will make often. It goes great with a simple side of pasta with maranara.
I found this recipe when I was looking for a different way to serve up zucchni - especially since I love it and my husband doesnt care for it. He LOVED it. Actually he said "well, anything is good when you smother it in cheese." LOL. I used the extra smooth ricotta - which gives it a really velvety texture. YUM.
Wow! I am doing low carb and this is a great recipe!
I didn't have any ricotta so I substituted cream cheese (the "whipped" kind) in this recipe. Instead of baking this, I just put the zucchini on a piece of foil on my outdoor grill, over high heat. It was on there for about 20 minutes and it turned out fabulous! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make this one again.
I used this filling recipe on eggplant rounds rather than zucchini halves and it was delicious. It was like a much lighter version of eggplant parmesan, perfect for a light dinner on a warm day. I had a little filling leftover (I was cooking for 1) and I scooped a dollop onto my ratatouille the next day - so good!
My husband and I used this as an appetizer and it was pretty good. I made it as exactly as showed. I was tempted to skip the lemon juice but don't. You can't taste it in the final product but it gives the zucchini a brightness that's really nice. It needed more Parmesan and some oregano, I think. Also, cooking a bit ahead of time either in the microwave or boiling would help since it was way too crisp. I will definitely make again, with the changes.
I found this recipe while looking for a new way to use zucchini. This was great! I served them alongside fish as a meal. I'll be making these again soon. Such a nice change from the sauteed zucchini rut I was in.
The flavors work well in this recipe. I too baked the zucchini halves before stuffing but after seasoning them with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning as I was afraid the shells would be too hard. I also think I will cut down both the salt and pepper next time, especially if I include the Italian Seasoning again. I added minced fresh garlic per suggestions from other reviews. Thank you for the recipe! My husband and I ate these for dinner, not an appetizer, along with some corn muffins for a meatless meal.
Used "Home Made Farmer's Cheese" for the ricotta cheese. The kidlets didn't like it but I thought it tasted pretty good.
This is soooooooooo good and easy!!!! I didn't over stuff the zucchini, added some parm on top and cooked until brown. Molto Bene!
Very Hearty. Yum!
Very yummy way to eat zucchini. My hubby especially liked it and he's not a big veggie eater. The lemon gave it a really nice tangy flavor. Yum!
Overall good. Needs more punch!
This was a very good recipe but I have found in the past that adjusting a bit works better. If you par-boil the zucchini before for a few minutes add the mixture, cook it on 350 for 15-20 min and also instead of basil use 2 tablespoons of dried oregano and hold the lemon juice and top it with mozzarella it turns out really yummy. I think the key is not to over cook the zucchs and don't over stuff them either. In this recipe the zucchini was a little mushy.
I made this exactly as the recipe directed, as I wanted to see what it tasted like before I started making changes. As written, it was good and also easy, and I would give it four stars. It was a little bland, and I agree with others that the recipe calls for too much pepper. I wanted to see what it would taste like with marinara sauce on it, so I heated some (Newman's Own) and served it in a side dish so we could sample the stuffed zucchini both ways. With the addition of the marinara drizzled over the top I would give it five stars for sure! To both my husband and me, it added the little bit of zing that was needed and made it a super dish. When I make this again I will cook it for 20 minutes, lightly spoon some marinara on top and sprinkle some mozzarella over that and put it back in for ten minutes. I did have to cook mine for 30 minutes anyway as I used very large zucchini. UPDATE: I did use my idea to top lightly with marinara sauce after 20 minutes and add grated mozzarella on top and finish baking. It was delicious. Definitely 5 stars to me with this addition. I also tried adding my homemade meat sauce as the topper and it was good, but not as good as plain marinara and cheese to me.
Use 1/2 the amount of pepper.
Was awesome and easy! Something my whole family will enjoy. Thank you.
These weren't horrible but I really felt like they were missing something.
Loved this! I did adjust the salt and pepper measurements to suit my tastes and used low fat cheeses. It tasted so rich and delicious - but still healthy. Quick easy way to use up the zucchini in the garden. Thanks for sharing.
I served this with a side of pasta sauce and everyone loved them!
This is a winner! Delicious, especially with the texture and taste of the mozzarella in there.
This was a hit. I added 1 table spoon melted butter with garlic about one clove. I topped each zucchini with Panko bread crumbs and Parmesan.
Finally a different way to prepare zucchini. Absolutely delicious. I also added garlic powder before the cheese, but other than that made it exactly as written. The ricotta really soaks into the zucchini and for those vegetable haters, if blindfolded, they'll never even know they're eating zucchini and will keep asking for more.
I thought it was ok Wish I had read other reviews before making. I think the garlic would have been a big deal that so many people added. Will give it one more try and change up some including garlic and maybe different spice for basil. Maybe dill?>
Made it for some vegi friends, easy quick and good.
This recipe is very nice!! I suggest you try also an alternative using tuna and capers. and have the zucchini coll in the fridge. They are amazing for apetizers as well!
pretty good, play with spices to your liking. I still make this on a regualr basis with pasta night.
Easy & delicious! Sprinkled zucchini w/salt & pepper to taste. Followed the recipe as written, but topped with more parm & mozzerella before putting into oven. Served as side dish with italian entree dish. Will definitely be doing this again!
What a great recipe for zucchini, I made this tonight! My husband & I loved it, but I'll be honest, after reading some reviews, I made a few changes. I didn't have any lemons so I sub'd it w/lemon pepper (I never measure spices when it comes to salt & pepper, I just add what I think it 'needs'. I added just a bit of garlic, finely diced up onion, fresh basil & bell peppers (red & green). *I made spaghetti last night, so I had some leftovers of these* When I say a 'bit', the total added items probably equaled a full tbls. I turned out great and will definently make again! Thanx
This was wonderful. The only change I made was using cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella, since I didn't have any on hand. A keeper, for sure.
Wonderful and delicious. Fixed it for my husband and I then took the remainder to work. My co-workers loved it, too. Even those who don't like zucchini loved this. May add some toasted Anise Seed next time to give it that bit of Italian Sausage taste w/o the sausage.
My daughter and I loved this recipe. We had it as a main course entree. It is very rich and filling. The only thing I did differently, was to sprinkle some panko crumbs on the top and added some small tomato slices for color. Thanks for the recipe!
I used fresh basil and added fresh parsley. Could have used wired, but fresh flavored the cheese mix better than dried.
Loved this for a side dish or appetizer
Two of our favorite things together made for a wonderful dish!
I added proscuitto to give it more flavor. It was good - not fabulous - but I'd make it again if I had extra zucchini because it's easy and the presentation is nice.
SUPER good. Forgot to add the parm into the mix, so I sprinkled it on top. Added sliced tomatoes on top as well. I might add a bit of minced garlic next time. Delicious!
I am getting ready to make my version of the recipe, by making a meat loaf mixture. Browning the turkey meat with sausage and onions, bell peppers, garlic Italian seasoning, then pack the boat and bake a bit top with tomaoe sauce or spaghetti sauce.
Nice recipe - I stuffed a huge zucchini from my garden and could have baked it a little longer, but it was still good. I only used about 1/2 the salt and pepper suggested, and added more shredded mozzarella and fresh grated parmesan cheese on top before baking.
Very kid friendly recipe for making, and then eating. (of course I cut the zucchini myself).
It is soooooo good. Instead of part skim ricotta and mozzarela, I used whole milk. I also exchanged swiss cheese for the parm and added some bread crumbs. Everyone thought is was a five star recipe.
These were a little rich, but excellent.
I used half the salt and pepper, and still way too much! It tasted like that's all I was eating. I will make it again but with garlic a couple of flakes of red pepper and just a small sprinkle of salt.
Delicious even using yellow squash! I made a few modifications. I seasoned with an Italian herb blend the halved, seeded squash prior to adding the cheese filling. The nice color I got on my stuffed zucchini was from a minute or two under the broiler. Also I added a little extra squeeze of lemon after pulling the veggies from the oven and garnished with fresh, snipped basil. Next time we'll try these on the grill.