Mandy's Crab Stuffed Zucchini

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After searching for yet another way to use garden zucchini, I found a recipe for a crab stuffing that after many tries I think I have perfected!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini, ends trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 pound crabmeat

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise, or as needed

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

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

  2. Slice the zucchini in half the long way, and scoop out the seeds and flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch thick shell all around. Discard flesh, or save for another use. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and immerse the zucchini boats in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from the water, drain, and place into a 9x12-inch baking dish. With a paper towel, blot away any excess water from the inside of the zucchini.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion, garlic, and green pepper until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Gently stir in the crabmeat, and cook about 5 more minutes, until the crabmeat is hot. Keep the crabmeat in lump pieces as much as possible. Season the crab mixture with paprika, salt, and black pepper.

  4. Place the crab mixture into a mixing bowl, and lightly stir in bread crumbs, mayonnaise, and white wine. Add a bit more mayonnaise to help the mixture hold together, if needed. Spoon the filling into the prepared zucchini shells, and brush each zucchini with about 3/4 tablespoon of melted butter. Top each stuffed zucchini with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese melts and the filling is hot, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
28g Fat
30g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1203mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 39mg 194%
Calcium 266mg 20%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 882mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.