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Our Easy Stuffed Zucchini is a simple, flavorful recipe that everyone enjoys. You can make the entire dish in the microwave- or put it on the grill!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 TBSP dried breadcrumbs
  • 11/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 small tomato diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 TBSP pine nuts
  • 1/4 lb cooked Italian sausage


  • With sharp knife, cut zucchini lengthwise in half. With spoon, scoop out zucchini leaving 1/4-inch-thick shell. Reserve zucchini flesh.
  • Cook zucchini shells in microwave safe dish for about 2 minutes.
  • Dice reserved zucchini flesh. In microwave-safe bowl, place diced zucchini, olive or salad oil, diced tomato, garlic and thyme leaves; stir well. Cook on High 2 to 3 minutes, until tender, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Into vegetable mixture, stir breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Season with salt. With spoon, mound an equal amount of vegetable mixture in each zucchini shell.
  • In baking dish, arrange stuffed zucchini with stem ends toward edges. Cook, covered, on High 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Let stand, loosely covered, 2 minutes.
  • If you'd like to grill it, place stuffed zucchinis in a grill basket and grill for about 10 minutes.
  • Arrange stuffed zucchini on warmed serving platter and enjoy!