Stuffed Zucchini-Baked Version

Stuffed Zucchini - Baked version

 

Stuffed Zucchini- Roasted Version

I love vegetables not only because they are good for you but because they are extremely versatile. I try to cook them  during the week as much as I can but at weekends I always try to use them in a more special and interesting way. Last Saturday, I had some zucchini left on the fridge and I remembered a recipe my grandmother used to make. Obviously, I made my adjustments to the recipe with the ingredients I had and thought worked the best. I love the stuffed zucchini with mince meat, fresh parsley, fresh chives, fresh dill and cheese as I find it very easy and whenever we have friends coming by they ask me to cook it for them.

To make this recipe you will need:

250 gr of mince meat

3 medium-large sized zucchini

Fresh Dill

Fresh Parsley

Fresh Chives

50 gr of Cheddar

1 egg

1/3  of Tomato sauce can

Salt

Black Pepper

Olive Oil

1 clove of garlic

Paprika

1 glass of water

 

The preparation:

First of all, take the zucchini, cut them in half or 3 equal pieces (it really depends how big they are) and take the inside of the zucchini (I used the tip of the knife because I didn’t have the correct tool to remove it), basically just put the tip of the knife in the middle of the zucchini and gently roll the knife until you see the inside coming out ( it always works :)). Don’t throw the waste of the zucchini as you will use it later. Hope the photo will help!!!

Carving vegetables zucchini

 

After that, take a frying pan and in you put the chopped garlic, the zucchini waste, a teaspoon of oil and gently cook for 3 minutes after that add the mince meat and cook it for about 5-10 minutes until slightly brown  (don’t cook it too much at this stage as it will non be tender at the end). After that add the tomato sauce, the fresh parsley,dill,chives, salt, pepper, the paprika, add 1 glass of water and let to cook for about 15-20 on medium-low heat until you see the water has evaporated. When everything is cooked, turn the heat off, put the lead on and let to rest.

Mince meat filling

 

After you cooked the filling, preheat the oven at 180 C/ 350 F/ gas mark 4. Add to the filling, the egg, the grated cheddar and mix all together. Now take the zucchini and fill them with the filling and then place them on a tray with baking paper on and let them cook in the oven for about 1 hour and a half ( it really depends upon the oven temperature).

 

Stuffed Zucchini presentation

 

I really like these kind of recipes because you can eat them during winter hot or even during spring or summer because they are perfect if eaten cold and it is a recipe I am deeply related because it  brings me back a lot of memories.

I really hope you will like this recipe and I would like to know what kind of recipes are precious to you!

Enjoy!!!

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74 comments

  1. Debbie Spivey · · Reply

    These look great! Thanks for sharing how you removed the inside of the zucchini out. I was wondering. 🙂

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    1. Lol, thank you Debby for the nice words. I like being practical when cooking especially when I don’t have the proper tools. 🙂

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      1. Debbie Spivey · ·

        Heehee 🙂

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  2. Sarah · · Reply

    These look amazing!! Great post x

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    1. Thank you Sarah for the lovely words. Hope you get the chance to try them!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. What a lovely recipe Alice! I probably won’t have the patience to roll my small knive in the zucchini! Haha! 😊

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    1. Lol, thank you Farianti for the nice words. 🙂

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  4. I love this! I wonder how the zucchini would hold up if you cooked them like manicotti pasta with marinara sauce and cheese on top?

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    1. That sounds really yummy,too. I think if you use a really thick marinara sauce they could hold up really well! 🙂 Thank you for the nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. Sarah · · Reply

    These look delicious!!

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    1. Thank you very much Sarah, hope you get the chance to try them! 🙂

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  6. I love stuffed vegetables. This one looks amazing. I should prepare some soon! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, hope you will like it as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. I love zucchini boats, but I have never thought of preparing them this way! It looks so delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much Nika for the very nice words. I love zucchini boats,too but I find this way very interesting. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. They look very tasty 🙂

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    1. They are very tasty because you cook it in the oven for about 1 hour and a half the flavours mix really well between each other.
      Thank you for stopping by,
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. These look great! I love stuffed zucchini, but this is a new twist that I will try for sure! Love it!

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    1. Thank you very much Diana for the kind words, I really hope you will like them! Fingers crossed!!!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. They look so delicious and I’ll try them one day soon as I love zucchinis. Thanks so much for the idea!

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    1. You are more than welcome for the nice words! I really hope you will like them! Please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. This really looks good! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Linda Arthur Tejera for the nice words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. juliabarrett · · Reply

    Ah, since I just harvested more zucchini yesterday now I know what to do with it!

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    1. Thank you so much juliabarrett I am very happy you will use your organic zucchini to make one of my recipes. Thank you again and well done on growing your own vegetables 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. juliabarrett · ·

        I have such a big garden. You should come glean.

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  13. This looks incredible. Zucchini is probably my favorite vegetable so I should definitely give this a try.

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    1. Thank you so much Lindsay for the very nice words, I am really happy you like this recipe and hope you will like the results as much as I do. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  14. yumz! will try!

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    1. Thank you so much lucyxford for the nice words, I really hope you will like it and please let me know! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. The ingredients are now on my shopping list!
    Thank you for this.

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    1. Wow thank you very much for trying the recipe, I am really happy and excited to know the final results. Hope you will like it, fingers crossed! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. Oh, and when you say 1/3 of tomato sauce, what do you mean? Like from a can or?

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    1. Yes, TheColorHealthy 1/3 can of tomato sauce. Sorry about that! 🙂 It really depends on how much tomato you like in the filling. I want the tomato to give just the flavour and a little bit of color!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  17. Been meaning to bake these for a while now … you’ve done a fab job! Where’s the download button to have it right now? 😀

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    1. Lol, thank you so much for the very nice and kind words! I really hope you will like the results! Fingers crossed!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. These look spectacular. How do you feel about putting them on the grill?

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    1. I have never tried them on the grill and I feel that cooking in the oven makes them cook more evenly (which helps blend the different flavours together) but never say never.
      Thanks for stopping by and the very nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  19. looks really yummy,will try it soon 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Banan Gharaibeh for the nice words, I hope you will like them as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. Wonderful and tasty looking…..I love Zucchini, although we call them courgettes…..and I have some wonderful plants growing in the garden right now. It’s always great to get new ideas of how to use them 🙂

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    1. Thank you greenmackenzie for the very nice words, I really appreciate. Well done to you for growing your own vegetables in the garden (we are growing tomatoes,basil,rosemary and courgettes as well) I know it is not easy but it worth it.
      Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. This is great! I love stuffed vegetables!!

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    1. I am happy you like it, hope you get the chance to try them! 🙂

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  22. Reblogged this on The No Red Meat Ninja and commented:
    Yum! I’m dairy-free, so I replaced the cheddar with leftover vegan risotto and ground turkey instead of mincemeat, and my substitutions WORKED! I will definitely keep this recipe on-hand.

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  23. Remarkable. Tx for sharing something new every time 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much skd for the very nice words, I love sharing my simple and everyday recipes with people who like food and cooking! Plus you get to meet amazing other bloggers like you! 🙂

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      1. Aww… That’s really nice of you ☺

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  24. penpenpenpen · · Reply

    Zucchini! That looks yunmy!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words! I am happy you like it! 🙂

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  25. Stuffed zucchinis, what a great idea!

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    1. Thank you so much livecook for the very nice words, hope you get the chance to try them! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. These look delicous! I’ll have to give them a try 👍👍

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, I really hope you will like them a much as I do! 🙂

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      1. I’ll definitely let you know 😄

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      2. Thank you so much, fingers crossed! 🙂

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  27. Oh yum – these look soooo delicious!!! 😉

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia for stopping by and the nice words! Hope you get the chance to try it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  28. I want to make these! They sound (and look) so delicious

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words! I hope you will like them as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  29. It sounds absolutely delicious! I look forward to making it! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Yana for the lovely words and I am very curious to know what you think! Please let me know how it goes!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  30. Hi, A friend of mine used to make these, she had a special zucchini instrument to get the stuff out! This looks so yummy… Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by, I love making this recipe,
      it reminds me of my childhood 🙂

      Alice

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  31. Mmm, yummy! These looks good. I want to try them baked with hummus (to make them vegetarian) or even with red lentils. Great recipe, will try:)

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    1. Wow that sounds like a brilliant idea, I love hummus I’ll have to try that,too. Thank you for stopping by and the kind words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  32. Loving your blog! Haven’t heard of stuffing zucchini before! Sounds delish though 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Kat for the lovely words, I am really happy you find my recipes interesting. Please do give the stuffed zucchini a go, I am sure you will like them. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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