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Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage

June 24, 2014 (Last Updated: August 12, 2021)

This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage is Simple and Easy to follow. My recipe combines Zucchini, Hot Italian Sausage, Onions, Mozzarella Cheese, Plum Tomatoes, Red Peppers, and Romano Cheese.

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage is an iconic recipe that never goes out of style. It’s an excellent choice during the summer when everyone’s gardens are overflowing with squash. I love this dish because it’s easy to customize the flavors to your taste preferences and is naturally low in carbs!

 

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage In Italy, zucchini is served in various ways, in the pan, in the oven, boiled or fried, alone or combined with other ingredients. At home and in some restaurants, it’s possible to eat the flowers as well, cooked in deep-frying, known as Fiori di Zucca. We have chosen to stuff ours today.

 

 

Tips for Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage

  • For this recipe, you can use a sweat, mild, or hot Italian sausage, or even ground beef. If you are watching your calories, ground chicken and turkey are great substitutions too.

  • You can also make this recipe with yellow squash.

  • I like using mozzarella cheese in this dish, but Parmesan Reggiano, fontina, or provolone would be other great choices.

 

 
 

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage 

  • Four medium zucchini

  • One and 1/2 pounds Hot Italian sausage

  • One medium onion, diced

  • One cup grated mozzarella cheese

  • Two plum tomatoes, diced

  • 1/4 cup diced red peppers

  • Three Tablespoons Pecorino Romano cheese

  • One cup of your favorite homemade sauce or brand

  • One Tablespoon Italian seasoning blend

  • fresh ground pepper

  • Kosher salt

  • Cooking spray

 
 

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 375  Degrees

  2. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Scoop pulp from each zucchini half, leaving 1/4-inch shells and reserving pulp. Arrange Zucchini shells in a baking dish. Salt and pepper each zucchini (inside)

  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, and peppers till sausage are no longer pink.  About 8 minutes

  5. Add reserved zucchini to skillet cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in diced plum tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and oregano—Cook 8 min on low. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.

  6. Spoon the filling into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Romano cheese.   Bake 15-20 minutes on 375 degrees.

  7. Remove from oven (place on a heat-resistant surface) add grated fresh mozzarella cheese to tops. Place in oven bake on 375 degrees till cheese is melted on top about 5 – 7 minutes.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage Recipe

Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage

hmccallum
This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage is Simple and Easy to follow. My recipe combines Zucchini, Hot Italian Sausage, Onions, Mozzarella Cheese, Plum Tomatoes, Red Peppers, and Romano Cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 750 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Medium-sized Zucchini halved, pulp removed
  • pounds Italian sausage hot, or sweet
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded or grated
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup red peppers diced
  • 3-4 tablespoons Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 cup red sauce homemade or brand
  • 1 tablespoon Italian season blend
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
  • Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Scoop pulp from each zucchini half, leaving ¼-inch shells and reserving pulp. Arrange Zucchini shells in a baking dish. Salt and pepper each zucchini (inside)
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, onion, and peppers till sausage are no longer pink.  About 8 minutes
  • Add reserved zucchini to skillet cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in diced plum tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and oregano—Cook 8 min on low. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the filling into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Pecorino Romano cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes on 375 degrees.
  • Remove from oven (place on a heat-resistant surface) add grated fresh mozzarella cheese to tops. Place in oven bake on 375 degrees until the cheese is melted on top about 5 – 7 minutes.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 750kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 35gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 3323mgPotassium: 1146mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1210IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 312mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Stuffed Zucchini, Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage, Zucchini Boats
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Tami
    August 12, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I was up to my ears in Zucchini and decided to make this for company. They turned out perfect and I made it exactly as stated no more no less. We will be making these a LOT!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      Hey there, Tami! I am so glad that they turned out so well! Thank you.

  • Reply
    Pure Grace Farms
    June 30, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for coming by Let’s Get Real. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share.
    Blessings,
    Shari

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 30, 2014 at 6:12 am

      Thanks for Hosting a great party and letting us share our Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage Recipe

  • Reply
    Ronda Eagle
    June 27, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I love zucchini but my kids do not. I’ve been looking for an idea to get them to try it. I think this adds some flavors they love with it so it may just be the answer I was looking for. Pinning for later and stumbling. 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 27, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Thanks! Little ones are hard and we have to get creative! Jet me know how they like the Zucchini Baked! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mandy Lewis
    June 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I really like Zucchini and have a ton of it growing this year. I will definitely put your recipe to good use!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 25, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Zucchini is one of the vegetables I love! Stuffed Zucchini is wonderful. You can also do a vegetarian version too!

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