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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100.6
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 412.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g

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Stuffed Baby Zucchini for Two

Submitted by: ANGELAHELWIG


Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    2 large baby zucchini halved lengthwise
    2 oz reduced fat shredded cheese - I used a 4 cheese mexican blend
    1/4 medium red bell pepper
    1/4 medium red or sweet variety onion
    1 clove garlic
    1 tsp chili powder
    1 tbsp Parsley (I used dried but fresh would be even better)
    Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Hollow out centers of zucchini halves and reserve.
Using small food chopper, finely chop zucchini guts, bell pepper, onion and garlic (add parsley, too, if using fresh).
Add the chili powder, parsley, salt and pepper and any other seasoning you might like to the chopped veggie mix.
Add one half the cheese to the mixture and combine well.
Spoon into zucchini halves and spread rest of cheese on top.
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes - cheese should be golden brown.
Makes 2 servings - two halves per person.


Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGELAHELWIG.






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  • Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was a little bland for me and my husband. It was easy to make and looked delicious but I would add more spices next time (red pepper, cajun seasoning, etc.) and try some different cheese (I used cheddar) to give it more taste. Overall it was good and will make it again with modifications - 5/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This is the BEST!!! My 16 year old son loved these. He wanted more cheese, so I added more on top of his. I did make these and will make again. I think for a winter dish I will put in a baking pan and put some tomato sauce over it and then bake. Again - WONDERFUL & filling - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and can use left over ingredients for other recipes. Came out really good...wish I could post pictures. - 11/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is great as is or is easily tweeked to your liking. I once made it using Italian seasoning instead of the chilie powder and pouring 1/2 can chopped tomatoes on top before baking. It was good too. - 11/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight for me and my fiance - we both really enjoyed it. I added an extra ounce of the cheese for both of us. I don't have a food processor, but I chopped everything up by hand and it was just fine.
    thank you! - 6/17/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good when I added red pepper flakes since I like spicy food. Will make this again. - 9/12/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe still lets the zucchini taste like zucchini but is different than just plain boiled squash. Nice change for an everyday meal or company. - 3/27/09

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was a little bland for my tatste, but has potential. I will try it again and maybe add some pepper flakes or a jalepeno. - 11/30/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this recipe, I would make it again.
    Thanks! - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very good. My family enjoyed it. I also added some left over chicken to the filliing for some protein. I made some rice for a side dish. A full easy meal. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!!! If you like zucchini then you will LOVE this recipe! It is easy to make but when it's done it looks like it was made by a real chef. This is a pleasing dish for both the eyes and the mouth! - 6/19/08

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was an OK version. I add ,mushrooms(fresh or canned), black olives and ground turkey ,and then grate a drier saltier cheese on top(parm/pecorino/romano), and sometimes breadcrumbs for a little crunch. Kick it up a notch people! - 9/14/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My son(14) loved it. Added some fresh chopped mushrooms to it and some cumin and made it with jack cheese. You could add Italian seasoning and mozzarella or any other combinations that your family likes. This is awesome for using up whatever happens to be in teh refrigerator. - 9/12/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I love zucchini. For a kid friendly version you can mix chopped up ham, crushed pineapple, pizza sauce, and mozzerella cheese. It's like a ham and pineapple pizza, but with a veggie twist. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I also like to stuff tomatoes, onions, potatoes, red bell peppers. And I use Parmesan cheese because I find it more tasty. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :-) - 11/12/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love zucchini and make something similar. If I don't have cheese, I just put plain, low fat yoghurt on top. Gives a nice tang. - 11/12/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Making this tonight as I have a few zucchini left in the garden plus peppers. Going to add some jalapeno and fresh herbs also from garden. I am glad I read this email tonite thanks so much! - 9/24/09

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a good dish. I changed the chedder cheese for parm and added grated carrots to the veggie mix. - 9/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, could be used with any kind of summer squash, cheese, or fresh herbs. We have TONS of them still on the vine, delighted to see a new way to prepare the silly things! Even our neighbors don't want any more. ;) - 9/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love meals with zucchini, and the added bell peppers, an other great ingredients make for a healthy dish! - 9/14/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Try it with Gruyere for extra taste. - 9/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wondeful recipe. Very tasty. Thanks for shaing - 9/12/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was bland, I think I will try a little Montreal Steak Spice on it next time. - 9/12/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would add a little well cooked and drained lean sausage for a bit of spice!! Sounds good!! - 9/12/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This tasted good - just not quite what I was looking for. - 3/16/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i know i am going to love this recipe i am headed to the store tomorrow for the ingredients and i may even try it with yellow crook neck squash that some call yellow Zucchini, - 11/12/08

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  • My mom used to make this for my family when I was a kid (and she couldn't remember what was inside), but thank you for posting this recipe!! She did have a few other "italian" spices and bread crumbs or crushed corn flakes for a little more substance, and parmesan cheese as well mixed with the veg! - 9/19/11

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  • I'm not a very experienced cook, so I found this time consuming to make. Not a bad thing if I start in advanced. I think next time I'll switch the chili powder for taco seasoning mix, the powder over powers the taste. I stuffed half of the pepper with leftover veggie mix. - 1/31/11

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  • Yum! - 10/10/10

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  • This was really good! I added a tbsp of sweet pepper relish to the mix and some fresh tomatoes. Yummy! Will definitely make this again! - 8/26/10

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  • Very good! - 8/16/10

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  • Good but I over processed it and it became soupy. Nice to do something different with zuc though. - 2/25/10

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  • Very yummy and filling. So low in calories it feels like you're getting a lot of bang for your caloric buck! - 11/11/09

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  • This sounds soooo good. Definitely going to try it! - 11/10/09

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  • Saved this recipe a while ago and finally made it. Excellant! I am using leftovers for lunches and it is even better on day 2. I WILL make this again - 11/10/09

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  • A neighbor gave me some zucchini and I made this.Pretty good since I don't like zucchini but I ate this! - 11/10/09

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  • I am going to add some broiwn rice to this - 11/9/09

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  • I make this cooking ground turkey meat with the seasonings and then adding all to the squash, it gives it a great flavor! - 11/8/09

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  • I hope to try this recipe tonite - 11/8/09

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  • Sounds really yummy. I used to cover the top of the cheese with bread crumbs after I topped the filling. I like the idea of mixing cheese withthe stuffing. Awesome!! - 11/8/09

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  • This recipe is the greatest! My fiance and I love vegetables of all kinds. I plan to spice it up with a little McCormick Perfect Pinch Caribbean seasoning. Thanks a million! Ladyreggae - 11/8/09

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  • Excellent. My family loved it. - 11/8/09

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  • yum...this is such a great idea minus any bread products or added carbs...thanks for sharing - 11/8/09

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  • I am on my way to the grocery store to buy the ingredients and make tonight. - 11/8/09

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  • This was good - I enjoyed it, and might make it again. - 9/30/09

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  • going to try this week!
    very good....added a bit of crabmeat & sliced tomato to stuffing - 9/14/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sound really good, can't wait to make it. Now if my zucchini will just get a little bigger so I don't have to buy any. - 9/12/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good.Going to try it this week.
    Thanks, Vi - 9/12/09

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  • verygood - 9/12/09

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pretty good
    - 1/25/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    it's in the oven! looks and smells delicious!! thanks for this one!! - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it! It would be a good sidedish or a main dish for vegetarians. - 11/12/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks great. Can't wait to try it! - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! I just bought some baby zucchini and this gives me another idea for how to fix it. Tonight! - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am so going to make this tonight. It sounds so good. - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great new zip to one of my favorite veggies. Thank you! - 11/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try it! Thanks! - 11/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet but will tonight. By the looks of the ingedients I know I'll love it. THanks!!! - 11/12/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good - 11/12/08

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