Zucchini Stuffed with Bolognese and Cheese

Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with a thick meaty Bolognese sauce, topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked until golden. A simple recipe anyone can put together for an ideal meal for the entire family.

Zucchini is in full season and what better way to whip up a simple delicious meal? All you need to do is stuff them with your favorite ingredients and just place them onto your outside grill or pop them right in the oven. 

I  haven't made this in a while, and since my family was requesting it I decided to revive it again from our archives. Fresh zucchini with meat, cheese and sauce makes a perfect one dish meal! 
It's a full meal containing lots of protein and complex carbohydrates, the good carbs! Our mom LOVES to stuff vegetables and serve them as an easy meal during the summer months. We love zucchini any which way she makes them, sautéed, baked, steamed, but the one way we love them the most is stuffed!

The taste is so delicious that I make it over and over again, that's how good it is.  And, this was so quick and easy to make, you won't need a lot of time.

A meal that is very easy to make as long as you have extra meaty sauce in your fridge or freezer.  I like to make a huge batch of Bolognese sauce, usually on a rainy day or weekend, divide it into smaller containers then freeze them.

Each week I defrost one to make different meals for dinner.  Easy ideas on how to make a quick meal comes from our mom.  We have to give her all the credit with this one.
Well now that you know how to make our zucchini boats, all you really need is to make a leafy green salad and dinner is done!  You can also try our Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini for a gluten-free dish.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Stuffed with Bolognese and Cheese
  • 3 medium size Zucchini
  • 1 to 2 cups Bolognese Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mozzarella
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a (3 quart) baking dish or a Pyrex dish with cooking oil.
Slice zucchini lengthwise, scoop out the seeds from the center and place on a baking sheet.

Lightly season hollowed zucchini with some salt.
Fill each zucchini boat with some Bolognese sauce.
Scatter with some parmigiano grated cheese.
Then top with shredded mozzarella, and add some fresh cracked pepper to taste.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden color.  For softer and more cooked zucchini, bake 10 minutes more.  Remove and serve. Yields 2 per person.

Serves 3
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