Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stuffed Zucchini

Tomatoes and zucchini go so well together. Add some cheese and bread crumbs and you've got one fantastic dish! This was excellent. And so easy. I was looking forward to leftovers, but there weren't any. So I made them again.







Zucchini Boats
Source:  Proud Italian Cook

3 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise, ends trimmed
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
plain bread crumbs
fontina, provolone or mozzarella (or any good melting cheese), diced
a little white wine (optional)
olive oil for drizzling
basil, chopped

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine the garlic, oil, salt and pepper.

Scoop out the seeds of the zucchini in the center with a spoon. Brush the surface with the oil mixture. Arrange the tomato halves down the center of the zucchini, pour a little bit of white wine in the dish, then sprinkle with the bread crumbs.  Bake for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and place the cheese in between the tomatoes. Turn broiler on and place them back in the oven. Broil until golden and bubbling. Remove and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan. Garnish with chopped basil.


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38 comments:

  1. The top of these look so brown and delicious. No wonder there weren't any leftovers. Zucchini is such an under rated vegetable. I buy a bag every week.

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  2. Oh Wow, this looks so good and easy. Another keeper, thanks for sharing this receipe. Carol, have a wonderful Sunday!

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  3. We eat lots of veggies, and this sounds wonderful Carol!

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  4. HI!Funny how I always think of zucchini as a summer vegetable!! These look delicious! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  5. Yummy. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini. If I make enough I've been known to eat it for breakfast.

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  6. Great mosaic! It looks good. You know the z word is not spoken here. :) even the veggie eater won't touch it. Lol

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  7. Great photos, Carol. Unlike Kathleen, we love the vegetable that begins with Z! I could make a meal out of them...

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  8. I'm so happy there are no veggie limitations in our home! This sounds delicious. Almost like pizza without the guilt.

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  9. This looks fantastic. I love zucchini with anything!

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  10. I am definitely going to try this. I love zucchini! Pinning this recipe!

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  11. Love love love this!! I always have so much of both zucchini and tomatoes in my garden I am forever looking for yummy recipes...this is it!

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  12. Carol, This recipe is so timely. My daughter...the vegetarian is home from school for another week and I have run out of ideas...Thank you for this one!!

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  13. Love this recipe - so delicious and healthy. Lovely ingredients
    mary x

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  14. Carol, This looked so yummy, that I went out today and bought the ingredients and made it for dinner tonight. Even my son who hates veggies liked it. Thanks, again for sharing!

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  15. Oh! I never had stuffed zucchini, and I know that I will like this...looks delicious!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Carol :-)

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  16. All of my favorite ingredients, I know I will love it. Great idea for all the football games menus. Thanks for sharing, and the photos look yummie…..

    ~Emily
    The FrenchHutch

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  17. Thanks for the nice comments :)

    @ Eileen, I'm so glad everyone liked it!

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  18. Thanks for reminding us of an old favourite. Pretty and delish. Meow from Au, Target and Guido.

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  19. That sounds pretty fast and easy - and we like zucchini here.

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  20. So simple and yummy!Happy new year,dear Carol!All the best to you and your family!xxx

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  21. It's like pizza with a zucchini crust! How delicious.

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  22. That is too yummy! Thanks for the visit I appreciate it.

    MYM

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  23. Looks delicious! We really like zucchini and tomatoes around here. A perfect pairing.

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  24. Love all that lovely cheese melted on them, Carol. I've never added tomatoes to mine...great idea! I could eat that for dinner with nothing else.

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  25. What a great lookig recipes; I happen to buy zucchinis on the weekend and these are a must try for sure.
    Rita

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  26. Beautiful colors! It looks delicious! I am sure it tastes really good too:)

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  27. These look so good! I love stuffed zucchini, although I've never had it this way before. I will have to try it!

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  28. These look way better than the ones I make. I can see why there weren't any leftovers :)

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  29. Wow! After a hard day's work, I can easily make this. So simple and the cheese melting, yummy!

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  30. You know you've created a great meal when you have to make it again just so you can enjoy the leftovers!
    That's the crazy sort of thing that I would do.
    Just became your newest follower.

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  31. I've never tried them, but I should! I love zucchini.

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