Came across these cute little zucchini at a little Farmer's Market near my house today....
In case you haven't noticed -- I LOVE Zucchini!! I eat it several times a week. But I'd never seen these before - so of course I had to get them. The sign at the farmer's market said they were great for stuffing. Perfect -- something new for me to try!!
So here's what I came up with.....
2 8-Ball Zucchini
1/4 Large Onion chopped
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I used Italian Style)
4oz lean ground turkey (browned)
1tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 egg (lightly beaten)
2 mushrooms - chopped
parsley (about 1tbsp)
garlic powder (about 1/2 tbsp)
fat free cooking spray
-Cut zucchini in half (horizontally, not through the stem)
-scoop out pulp (melon baller works great for this) and set aside.
-Parboil shells in salted water for about 2 minutes, drain.
-Preheat oven to 350.
-Chop zucchini pulp, heat in skillet over med-high heat (spray skillet w/non stick cooking spray prior to adding in zucchini). Add in onion, mushroom, 1/2 garlic powder, and other seasonings if you like. Cook until tender.
-In large bowl, combine cooked zucchini pulp mixture, bread crumbs, remaining garlic, parsley, egg, parmesan, and ground turkey (already cooked). Mix thoroughly.
-Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place shells in baking dish -- Stuff shells with zucchini mixture. Place top of shell on top for baking. Bake for 17 minutes.