FURECIPES

EASY STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS 

Creating easy stuffed zucchini boats is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy this versatile vegetable. Here's a simple recipe to get you started: 

– 4 medium zucchini – 1 lb (450g) ground meat (beef, turkey, or      chicken) – 1 small onion, finely chopped – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 cup marinara sauce – 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, or      a blend) – 1 tsp Italian seasoning – Salt and pepper to taste – Olive oil – Fresh parsley or basil, for garnish (optional)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Preheat the Oven:

– Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise. – Scoop out the flesh with a spoon, leaving       about a 1/4 inch thick shell on each half. – Chop the scooped-out flesh and set it aside       to add to the filling.

Prepare the Zucchinis:

– Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. – Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until softened. – Add the ground meat, breaking it apart with a spoon, and cook until browned. – Stir in the chopped zucchini flesh, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until everything is well combined and slightly reduced.

Cook the Filling:

– Place the zucchini halves in a baking dish. – Spoon the filling into each zucchini boat, packing it tightly. – Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each filled zucchini.

Stuff the Zucchinis:

Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the zucchinis are tender and the cheese is melted and slightly golden.

 Bake:

– Garnish with fresh parsley or basil if       desired. – Serve hot as a main dish or a side.

Serve:

This recipe is very adaptable. You can add other ingredients to the filling, such as mushrooms, bell peppers, corn, or spinach, to increase the vegetable content. You can also use different types