Stuffed Zucchini - Easy Side Dish Recipe

Stuffed Zucchini is an easy and delicious side dish!

I was looking for a new, healthy side dish to go with a main dish of meat (chicken, steak, pork, etc), that was relatively easy to whip up. I have been seeing stuffed zucchini a lot on Pinterest and really wanted to try it, but most of the recipes I found called for a lot of ingredients, including sausage. I just wanted to keep it simple.

So I cut down on the ingredients, added a few of my own flavors and created my very own Stuffed Zucchini Vegetarian Side Dish Recipe that will go with pretty much any main dish!

I hope you enjoy as much as I did!


Stuffed Zucchini Easy Side Dish Recipe

What You'll Need:
  • Zucchini - about 4-6
  • Bread Crumbs - 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • Yellow Onion - about 1/2 cup chopped
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese -about 2 cups
  • 2 Eggs
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Spices - (season to taste) A Dash of: Salt, Garlic Powder, Parsley and Italian Seasoning
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add zucchini and cook until tender (about 10 minutes). 

3. While  zucchini is boiling, you can mix the bread crumbs, chopped onion, shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, half of the parmesan cheese and spices. Mix to a creamy consistency that is not too runny (tweak the amounts as necessary). Keep in mind you will be adding in some of the flesh of the zucchini.

3. Cut each zucchini in half, lengthwise (careful, they will be hot!). Scoop out the middle of the zucchini until you are left with hollowed out "boats" and place on tin foil lined baking sheets. Add what you have scooped out to the stuffing mixture.

4. Now it's time to fill in the hollowed out zucchini's with the stuffing mixture! Generously fill each zucchini half and then top with butter and sprinkle the remaining parmesean cheese.

5. Bake for 30 minutes.

6. Enjoy!

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