Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

A simple recipe for cooking zucchini, popularly known as “Italian zucchini”, with a delicate stuffing of ground beef.

Baked aromatic vegetable cucurbita pepo - the scientific name of the squash from the pumpkin kind, looks like a cucumber. This is zucchini. Green or yellow European varieties in the recipe can be replaced by small young squash with delicate skin.

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

You will need:

  • 400 g ground beef (5% fat);
  • 2 zucchini (zucchini), it is desirable to choose thin, rounded, smooth fruits;
  • 200 g tomato gravy;
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil;
  • 30 grams of grated hard Italian Parmesan cheese;
  • 1 onion (preferably shallots);
  • herbal seasonings: thyme, basil.

Stuffed zucchini in the oven: cooking recipe

1. Rinse fresh small zucchini and cut along the cylindrical shape into two halves. With the help of a spoon, clean each half of the zucchini from the pulp - you get two “boats”.

2. Grind tender, juicy flesh. Onions (or shallots taste sour-sweet), peel the garlic, finely chop.

3. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil (it is olive oil), in a frying pan with a thick bottom. Add the minced meat and fry the onion, garlic and chopped zucchini pulp for five minutes, until the filling changes color by mixing them with a fork. Sprinkle with thyme and chopped sweet cornflower. Salt and pepper add with a sense of proportion.

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

4. Each half is filled with prepared minced meat. Place them in a refractory baking dish.

5. Pour zucchini tomato sauce. And you can bake the dish for 30-40 minutes, exposing the heat of the preheated oven at 200 degrees.

6. Just a couple of minutes before being ready, sprinkle zucchini with minced meat with grated parmesan cheese. Bake the dish under the grill until crispy.

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

7. Basmati rice is suitable as a side dish.


This dish can be referred to the category of concern for proper nutrition. Brightly colored vegetables are irreplaceable friends of a slim figure. Fiber (dietary fiber) in zucchini regulates microflora, helping to remove excess cholesterol from the body. Beef is an excellent source of protein. Hard cheese is useful in calcium.

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce

And finally, olive oil is rich in valuable fatty acids essential for man. The intake of carbohydrates will give the necessary vital energy to maintain shape.

Add to this list of ingredients rice rich in complex carbohydrates. And you will only get healthy and healthy food, which, instead of causing irreparable damage to your body shape, will help you to stay slim!

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