Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

This is an adaptation of a recipe found on Kalyn’s Kitchen. If you are a meat loving person I would add ground beef or ground turkey.  It is a tasty dinner.  I added a side salad.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Take 3 large zucchini and cut into 3 inch length

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Take a melon scoop or sharp spoon and scoop out the inside of zucchini leaving about an inch layer.

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Take the zucchini that has been scooped out and use a food processor or blender to chop it. Add the chopped zucchini to a bowl. Mix in 2 cups of brown rice or whole grain rice, 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup Plain No Fat Greek Yogurt, 1 can of rinsed and drained can of black beans, 1 cup low-fat Mexican 4 Cheese Blend and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together in the bowl

Arrange the zucchini in the baking pan. Spoon in the rice stuffing mixture packing it tightly into the zucchini.

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Cover the dish and bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes

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After 20 minutes take the zucchini out and add the cheddar cheese on top of the zucchini. I know it is a little more than 1/4 cup of cheese but I believe a little extra cheese never hurts.

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Put the zucchini back in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes. Set your oven to  broil the last 5 minutes until the cheese on top is brown and crusty.

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Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Jill says:

    looks and sounds wonderful….we have what’s called Market on the Move here its a group of people that bring in loads of vegs and fruits you pay $10.00 for 60lbs it;s an awesome deal and a great thing to share with neighbors so I’m always looking for new ideas I’m going to try this….thanks cuzzin

    • katsbynp says:

      It is even good the next day as I took it for lunch today. I go to a farmers market and always get carried away with the fruits and vegetable. Love to try new recipes. Thanks for your comments and support.

  2. Those do look delicious Kathy. Thanks for sharing another healthy dish.

    • katsbynp says:

      I think the biggest yes vote for these came from my son. He and my granddaughter were visiting last night and he had some here then took some of them home. I may try them with quinoa next time .

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