Have you ever seen a zucchini this big?
THIRTEEN INCHES OF DELICIOUSNESS!
It was just the perfect size for stuffing … So I got some garlic, onion, red bell pepper, some chicken sausage (if you’re a veggie, you can leave this out or opt for rice instead – I will try that next time.) I grilled up the sausage and set that aside, halved the zucchini & scooped out the insides, then put a little oil in the pan and browned up some diced onion & garlic, added in the zucchini innards, then added in the bell pepper, added back in the sausage & cooked for a few more minutes.
Meanwhile, I dunked the halved zucchini hallows into a boiling pot of water to get them a little softer than just raw. I poured some marinara sauce in the bottom of a cooking dish, then placed the zucchini halves in there, and stuffed them with my mixture. Then, I topped mine with mozzarella cheese & parmesan cheese, (skipped that on The Husband’s zuke,) and baked them for about 30 minutes or so. Voila! Easy peasy din din.
Then, today I made little caprese bites – they were so good! Look how cute they are:
These little delicious cherry poppers are the only tomatoes the pests have not destroyed. I am in a battle & I will prevail! I could have eaten every last one of these, but I was nice and shared them with my Fairly Good Father In Law 🙂