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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with lean Italian chicken sausage, then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. You guys are going to love these!

With zucchini season in full bloom, I thought I would revive these low-carb favorites from

the archives because they are one of my absolute summer favorites!

Ingredients

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Servings: 8 • Size: 1 boat • Points+: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4

Calories: 153 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 12.8 g • Carb: 9 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 2 g

Sodium: 372 mg

4 (31 oz total) medium zucchini

1 tsp oil

1/2 small onion, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

14 oz lean Italian chicken sausage, removed from casing (Al Fresco)

1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella (Polly-O)

8 tsp grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to boil.

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4″ thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.

Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute. Remove from water.

Place 1/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 12″ baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up.

In a large saute pan, brown sausage, breaking up as it cooks into smaller pieces until browned; set aside. Heat oil and add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook on a medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook about 2-3 minutes. Combine with sausage and cook a few more minutes.

Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup cooked sausage, pressing firmly. Top each with 2 tablespoons each of sauce, 1 tablespoon each of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon each of parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.

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