Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
Great italian meatloaf flavor in these zucchini boats,. We thought they were delicious!
I thought this was really good, although I did make a couple of changes because o what I had on hand. I used red pepper instead of green pepper and used dry Italian breadcrumbs. I also used a little less onion and jalapeno. I probably would have given it 5 stars, but my husband wasn't totally on board, as I was. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Growing up my mother made a version of this using every kind of vegetable: zucchini, yellow crook neck, mushroom caps, blanched cabbage leaves, halved and separated onion cups, any kind of sweet pepper... Even par-cooked acorn squash. Delicious! But the cheese amount at the end is way off! Two cups is 8 ounces of shredded cheese. Obviously the photo doesn't have 2 cups, and if you covered the zucchini with that much cheese you'd drown it. Better just a little Parmesan and mozzarella, or whatever white cheese you've got. You can alternately sprinkle with a Parmesan/panko/chopped parsley breadcrumb mix, broil it a couple minutes--then you've got crunch on top for a nice texture contrast.
The recipes calls for 4 to 5 zucchini, and I considered halving the recipe, but I also had 2 cubanelle peppers, and I thought the filling would work well in those too. I don't like green bell peppers, so I used red. For the bread crumbs, I used chunk of a locally baked loaf of Parmesan, Basil and Oregano bread. Be careful not to pack the filling in too tightly, or it won't cook properly. I ate one immediately after cooking them, absolutely delicious. The rest I put on a baking sheet and into the freezer. When they were solid, I vacuum-sealed them in single portions.
This is amazing! I followed the recipe as directed. I will be making this again and again!
This was a delicious meal. I used ground veal in place of the beef and only used one tomato. The portion of the zucchini that I scooped out I used to stuff a separate one for my vegetarian daughter. Added some Parmesan cheese too. I used garlic salt in place of regular salt.
I made this without the jalapeno but everything else was the same. Delicious!!!
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My sister made these and they were a hit. I adapted them with garlic, mushrooms and fresh corn off the cob and used yellow zucchini and will definitely make these again!