This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini with Sausage is Simple and Easy to follow ! Ours combines Zucchini , Hot Italian Sausage , Onions , Mozzarella Cheese , Plum Tomatoes , Red Peppers , and Romano Cheese !
In Italy, zucchini are served in a variety of ways, in the pan, in the oven, boiled or fried, alone or in combination 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.
- 4 medium zucchini
- 1 and 1/2 pounds Hot Italian sausage
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red peppers
- 3 Tablespoon Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1 small can of tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- fresh ground pepper
- Kosher salt
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Scoop pulp from each zucchini half, leaving 1/4-inch shells and reserving pulp. Arrange Zucchini shells in baking dish. Salt and pepper each zucchini (inside)
In a large skillet on medium heat cook sausage, onion and peppers till sausage is no longer pink. About 8 minutes
Add reserved zucchini to skillet cook 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 filling into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Romano cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes on 375 degrees.
Remove from oven , (place on heat-resistant surface) add grated freshly mozzarella cheese to tops. Place in oven bake on 375 degrees till cheese is melted on tops about 5 – 7 minutes or so.
Serve and enjoy!