10 Stuffed Zucchini Recipe Ideas


Zucchini (or courgettes) are prolific summer squash that can feed an army from one or two plants. I remember the summer I raised 3 plants and supplied our neighborhood with a steady supply! Zucchinis are best used young before they grow beyond the size of your forearm. Stuffing zucchini is a great way to make them a starring main course.

You’ll find many stuffed zucchini recipes below that use both meat and vegetable fillings. It’s amazing how many different filling ideas there. Use these as inspiration to try something new this year!

  1. Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini
    Stuffed with a meat and rice mixture seasoned with allspice, these zucchini are cooked in a tomato sauce.

  2. Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
    This stuffing features Italian sausage mixed with scallions, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and pine nuts.

  3. Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini
    Creamy and rich, this recipe stuffs the zucchini with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and seasons the mix with basil and fresh lemon juice.

  4. Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini
    Filled with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts, this recipe is topped with a crispy parmesan panko.

  5. Stuffed Young Zucchini
    Rachael Ray stuff’s her zucchini with a mix of mushrooms, onion, garlic, tomatoes and seasoned bread crumbs.

  6. Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini
    Featuring lamb, this stuffing uses red peppers, onion, feta and olives.

  7. Provencal-Style Stuffed Zucchini
    Emeril fills his zucchini with either lamb or pork and seasons with basil, thyme and garlic then tops with gruyere.

  8. Sausage & Apple Stuffed Zucchini
    The filling pairs sausage with tangy apples, as well as carrot, celery, and fennel seed.

  9. Stuffed Zucchini with Ham & Mushrooms
    Elise blends finely chopped ham with sliced mushrooms, bread crumbs and cheese then seasons with worcestershire sauce and cayenne.

  10. Tofu Stuffed Zucchini
    Simply and healthy, these zucchini are filled with onion, tofu, chili powder, garlic, marinara and parmesan cheese.

For even more zucchini recipe ideas, Amazon sells this cookbook targeted at zucchini lovers!

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  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) July 12, 2012, 10:46 am

    Had no idea there were so many types of stuffed zucchini! I’ll keep this bookmarked for when my parents’ garden is ready to harvest, our zucchinis are always enormous.

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