Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini has never tasted so good!

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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins

Yield: 6 x zucchini halves

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Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 3 large zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp light buttery spread (such as Smart Balance)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 oz lean ground beef (90%)
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tomato, sliced (garnish)
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley (garnish)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out centers. Chop flesh.

Heat buttery spread in skillet. Add garlic and fry 2 minutes. Add meat and brown well; drain. Stir in tomato paste, chopped zucchini flesh and black pepper.

Spoon meat mixture into zucchini shells. Place in shallow baking dish; pour about 1/2 cup water in the pan around the outside of zucchini shells. Cover and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes or until done. Garnish with tomato slices and parsley; serve.