Easy and fairly quick to make. Tuna and zucchini go great together!

G.R.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 stuffed zucchini halves
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with salted water, place the zucchini into the pot, and boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes to soften. Remove the zucchini, slice in half lengthwise, and allow to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Scoop out the flesh from the zucchini halves, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Set aside the scooped out flesh in a bowl.

  • Place the zucchini flesh into a bowl and mash well. Mix in the tuna, onion, tomato, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and black pepper. Lightly stuff the zucchini shells with the tuna mixture. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil over each stuffed zucchini half.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are slightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 19.4g 39% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 48mg 16% DV; sodium 209.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
Tried making it with 1 large zucchini. To anyone that does that in the future...skin the zucchini before stuffing and baking it!:) Once the skin was off it was delicious! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/02/2011
Meh. The whole thing sounded bland so in addition to the optional tomato I added 1 big clove garlic a few dashes each of parsley marjoram and Tabasco. I pulsed everything in the food processor to make it easier and it turned out fine. Rather than drizzling with olive oil I sprinkled the tops with panko before baking. I also sprinkled on a little grated parmesan during the last 10 minutes. It STILL wasn't very flavorful and the whole thing had a funny metallic taste to it despite using a good brand of tuna. I won't be making it again. Read More
(4)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
Tried making it with 1 large zucchini. To anyone that does that in the future...skin the zucchini before stuffing and baking it!:) Once the skin was off it was delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I made this for me and my fiancee and we LOVED IT. It was so different but it turned out great. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2010
This was pretty tasty & easy. I pureed the zucchini flesh in a food processor -- easier than mashing I think. Also, I used quinoa instead of flour, then added a little almond flour because the filling seemed too thin. The texture was great. Great way to use zucchini as a main dish. It was a little bland- I think I undersalted it. Improved with more salt & a little hot sauce on the side! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2010
Was Surprisingly quick and easy baking took the longest and i has it all cleaned up before i even put it in. And Tuna and zuchini definatly tasted alot better than i thought it would woohoo! Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
09/01/2011
Meh. The whole thing sounded bland so in addition to the optional tomato I added 1 big clove garlic a few dashes each of parsley marjoram and Tabasco. I pulsed everything in the food processor to make it easier and it turned out fine. Rather than drizzling with olive oil I sprinkled the tops with panko before baking. I also sprinkled on a little grated parmesan during the last 10 minutes. It STILL wasn't very flavorful and the whole thing had a funny metallic taste to it despite using a good brand of tuna. I won't be making it again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2012
We liked this -- quick and easy with a "comfort food" feel. I added 1 tsp chili powder for flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/26/2011
I did not like this recipe at all. Oh well. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2014
This was both healthy and filling but as others had said lacked any substantial flavor. I added plenty of salt and pepper topped it with panko and Parmesan even then my wife said this recipe was not a keeper. Tuna is generally bland to start with so adding additional flavor is difficult. I previously did a similar recipe zucchini with the spicy Italian sausage which was a hit and I would use that one if given a choice. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
These were so great! I grew up eating tuna as a kid so finding new ways to use it other than the good ol' tuna sandwich is always helpful. These were very easy to make and very tasty not to mention a healthier twist to dinner. Read More
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