A wonderful way to cook up zucchini!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 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). Butter a baking dish (size is dependent on the size of your zucchini).

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  • Place crumbled sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.

  • Partially cook zucchini in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let cool for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine eggs, Colby cheese, cottage cheese, Italian blend cheese, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

  • Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and rinse. Place both halves in prepared baking dish and sprinkle with garlic salt. Layer the sausage, tomatoes and cheese mixture in each half.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Then broil for 5 minutes to brown the cheese.

Nutrition Facts

649 calories; protein 37.6g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 51g; cholesterol 218.9mg; sodium 1630.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
As the creator of this recipe I just can't stop changing things! The zucchini I use is about 12 inches long the size makes a big difference on the amount of stuffing you have. I just started using Morningstar Farms Burger style Grillers Veggie Recipe Crumbles (in a bag)in place of the sausage. Excellant! Also even easier to throw everyting in a bowl mix it and then stuff the zucchini. I cut out most of the salt too. Just sprinkled Season All on the squash before adding stuffing. Hope you enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2010
Nothing great. Microwazing the zucchini is unnecessary! I did and it started to make sounds so I started to turn the zucchini every 30 seconds and after being in the microwaze for 3 minutes it exploded!!! Yeah! What a mess!! And the secound zucchini ( the one that I did not precook) was not that great. My boyfriend didnt care for the zucchini part and hes the zucchini lover. Wont be making it again. sorry Read More
(10)
218 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
As the creator of this recipe I just can't stop changing things! The zucchini I use is about 12 inches long the size makes a big difference on the amount of stuffing you have. I just started using Morningstar Farms Burger style Grillers Veggie Recipe Crumbles (in a bag)in place of the sausage. Excellant! Also even easier to throw everyting in a bowl mix it and then stuff the zucchini. I cut out most of the salt too. Just sprinkled Season All on the squash before adding stuffing. Hope you enjoy! Read More
(207)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2005
Very tasty! I'm sure this is the best of the stuffed Zuc recipes on here. Instead of Colby, cottage, and italian cheeses, I used about 1.5 cups of mozza and 1.5 cups of cheddar, and a few tablespoons of parmesan. Turned out perfectly. Read More
(142)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2003
great taste. I modified it by slicing the zuchini and laying them in the bottom of a 13x9. Then layered the other ingredients on top. Could reduce the amount of sausage by half and not effect flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
I love stuffed zucchini recipes and this one looked really good and close to what I had on hand. That being said I changed it so much I'm not even sure it's the same recipe but it inspired me! Here's what I did and it was amazing: browned 1 lb sausage in a pan and set aside. Sauteed half a red onion with 2 tsp italian seasonings and a shake of garlic salt. When they were almost cooked I chopped up the inside of the zucchini that I scraped out and sauteed until soft. I added about a cup of precooked brown wild rice, the sausage and about 1/2 cup chopped fresh cherry toms and cooked until heated. I stirred in 1 cup shredded cheddar and filled the zucchini boats. Then I grated parmesan on top and baked. We had extra filling that I saved to use in omelets or something like that. Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2005
This was FANTASTIC!!! I varied it by cooking the onion with the sausage. Brought it to a party the 1st time I ever made it and everyone raved about it...then asked for the recipe!!! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2011
I.ve no doubt this recipe will taste very good as it is baking as we speak. However I read and reread the recipe as I found it strange that you could pop the zucchini in the microwave and cook it for 5 minutes with out piercing it or something...well I took you at your word. Needless to say there was no need to remove the seeds after cooling...the microwave took care of that when the end exploded off. Bit of a mess but next time I will pierce the vegetable even if it doesn't tell me to. Live and learn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2004
we had a 21" zucchini that was 14" around and the stuffing was just the right. Had to use a huge roasting pan and cooked it about 5 min more. It was terriffic and a real keeper. Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2003
I followed the recipe precisely with the exception of using shredded mozzarella in place of the italian blend cheese. It's a great combination of flavors with the zucchini. My husband's only criticism was "too much italian spices". I agree - next time we'll cut that in half. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2008
This was great! We didn't have cottage cheese so I just added a little bit more cheese and more tomato to make sure it wasn't dry. I also wanted to use up what we had in our garden and added some green pepper it was a good addition. My DH and both agreed you could have this for a late brunch also. The only change was that our zuchinni was still crunchy so next time we are going to use young zuch's and chop them up and mix it all together to make more of a casserol. Read More
(18)
Rating: 2 stars
08/03/2010
Nothing great. Microwazing the zucchini is unnecessary! I did and it started to make sounds so I started to turn the zucchini every 30 seconds and after being in the microwaze for 3 minutes it exploded!!! Yeah! What a mess!! And the secound zucchini ( the one that I did not precook) was not that great. My boyfriend didnt care for the zucchini part and hes the zucchini lover. Wont be making it again. sorry Read More
(10)
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