SAUCY SAUSAGE STUFFED ZUCCHINI

JUST 4 INGREDIENTS – SUPER FAST AND EASY!

Sausage stuffed zucchini (1)

2 large zucchini (fresh from the garden)
1 pound hot Italian sausage
28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese (or mozzarella)
I also added a Tbsp minced garlic (optional)

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh leaving 1/4 inch thick shell. Dice flesh if needed. Place in a large nonstick skillet and cook along with the sausage about 5-10 minutes. I used sausage links so I cut them up. Place mixture in a bowl with the tomatoes and stir. In the same skillet place zucchini halves face down. Add 2-4 Tbsp of juice from the sausage mixture. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes. Flip zucchini over; cover and cook 2-3 minutes. Zucchini should still be crisp. Place zucchini halves in 13 X 9 baking dish and fill with sausage mixture. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes or microwave on HIGH about 5 minutes.

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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.