Stuffed zucchini recipe

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Simple and delicious zucchini stuffed with ground beef and parmesan cheese, cooked in a tomato and parsley sauce. This dish is great as an appetizer or main dish.
Preparation time: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 60 minutes, Serves: 2 


4 zucchini (2 - 2 ½ in. thick)

For the sauce
2 small onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup olive oil
6 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 cup tomatoes, peeled  and chopped

For the stuffing
1 slice bread, crumbled
3 Tbsp milk
¼ pound ground beef
1 egg
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


In a saucepan, large enough to hold the zucchini, add the olive oil and saute the onions until translucent. Add the tomatoes and the parsley, lower heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

Cut the zucchini into 2 ½ inches lengths and hollow out the centers.

To make the stuffing, in a bowl mix the meat, egg, cheese, milk, and crumbled bread. Season with salt and pepper.

Fill the zucchini with the stuffing, not too tightly. Add the zucchini to the simmering sauce and cook covered for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Turn the zucchini every 10 or 15 minutes. Uncover the pan and reduce the sauce to desired thickness.

Serve with Italian bread and a green salad.
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