SAUCY SAUSAGE STUFFED ZUCCHINI

SAUCY SAUSAGE STUFFED ZUCCHINI (8)

4 INGREDIENTS FOR AN EASY SATISFYING DINNER!

1 large zucchini
1# hot Italian sausage (I used patties – use turkey sausage or chicken sausage for a lower fat variety)
1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup instant brown rice

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Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and then quarter.  Scoop flesh from zucchini leaving about 1/4 inch thick shell.

SAUCY SAUSAGE STUFFED ZUCCHINI (3)

Place flesh and sausage in large not stick skillet and cook on medium/high about 5-10 minutes – breaking up sausage as it browns.  Stir in tomatoes and bring to boil.  Add instant brown rice, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.  Meanwhile,  place the zucchini on the grill grill 3-5 minutes, then turn and grill another 3-5 minutes.  Fill the zucchini shells with sausage mixture and serve.

I LOVE TO SPRINKLE SOME SHREDDED PARMESAN OR ITALIAN BLEND CHEESE ON TOP AND SERVE WITH A BIG SALAD.