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Stuffed Zucchini

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 248 1 serving

When you're looking for an elegant side dish that tastes as good as it looks, give this recipe a makes a great complement to most main dishes.


cost per recipe: $4.43

  • 2 medium zucchini or 2 baby eggplants
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup cooked instant brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Leftovers: This recipe is a great way to use up leftover rice.
  • Step 1

    Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise.  Using a melon baller, scoop the pulp out of each zucchini half, leaving an 1/8-inch-thick shell.  Dice the pulp and reserve the zucchini shells.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion, carrot and zucchini pulp and cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the rice and 1 cup sauce and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

  • Step 3

    Spoon the vegetable mixture into the zucchini shells.  Place the filled shells into a 2-quart shallow baking dish.  Top with the remaining sauce.  Sprinkle with the oregano and cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes or until the zucchini shells are tender. 


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  • Yummy Stuffed Zucchini Hubby Favorite

    Brenda K.
    June 27, 2017

    Made this for Father's Day per husband's request. Definitely a keeper. Easy to make, good flavor. We will be making this often.

  • Stuffed Zucchini

    April 27, 2012

    This is a keeper and I will be making this again.

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Calories 248
Total Fat 7 g
Sat. Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 466 mg
Total Carb 39 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 11 g
Added Sugars 3 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 15 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.