Rating: 4 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

A tasty zucchini side dish.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
45 mins
20 mins
6 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Place zucchini into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove zucchini from water and cut in half lengthwise; cool slightly.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Scoop the flesh from each zucchini half, leaving a narrow margin of flesh on the skin to form a shell. Invert each shell (or "slipper") onto a paper towel to drain, reserving scooped flesh.

  • Chop scooped zucchini flesh and mix with cottage cheese, Colby cheese, red bell pepper, egg, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl until filling is evenly mixed. Spoon filling into the "slippers". Arrange "slippers" on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Turn oven's broiler on and broil until cheese is browned if desired, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

Cook's Note:

Zucchini can be steamed for 10 minutes instead of boiled, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 51.8mg; sodium 255.9mg. Full Nutrition