Zucchini (or courgettes) are prolific summer squash that can feed an army with one or two plants in your vegetable garden. This reminds me of the summer when I raised 3 plants and supplied our neighborhood with a steady supply!
Zucchinis are best used young before they grow beyond the size of your forearm. And if you want them as your main course, stuffing zucchini is a great way to make them the star.
You’ll find many stuffed zucchini recipes below that use both meat and vegetable fillings. It’s amazing how many different filling ideas there are – your only limit is your imagination. Use these as inspiration to try something new this year!
Stuffed Zucchini Recipe Ideas
- Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini
Stuffed with a meat and rice mixture seasoned with allspice, these zucchini are cooked in a tomato sauce.
- Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
This stuffing features Italian sausage mixed with scallions, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and pine nuts.
- Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini
Creamy and rich, this recipe stuffs the zucchini with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and seasons the mix with basil and fresh lemon juice.
- Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini
Filled with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts, this recipe is topped with a crispy parmesan panko.
- Stuffed Young Zucchini
Rachael Ray stuff’s her zucchini with a mix of mushrooms, onion, garlic, tomatoes and seasoned bread crumbs.
- Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini
Featuring lamb, this stuffing uses red peppers, onion, feta and olives.
- Provencal-Style Stuffed Zucchini
Emeril fills his zucchini with either lamb or pork and seasons with basil, thyme and garlic then tops with gruyere.
- Sausage & Apple Stuffed Zucchini
The filling pairs sausage with tangy apples, as well as carrot, celery, and fennel seed.
- Stuffed Zucchini with Ham & Mushrooms
Elise blends finely chopped ham with sliced mushrooms, bread crumbs and cheese then seasons with worcestershire sauce and cayenne.
- Tofu Stuffed Zucchini
Simply and healthy, these zucchini are filled with onion, tofu, chili powder, garlic, marinara and parmesan cheese.
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