Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beef Stuffed Zucchini

I started doing Weight Watchers this past week so I am always looking for new recipes that are low in points.  I got this recipe from the Weight Watchers website and decided to try it tonight.  It turned out REALLY good so I thought I'd share!

Beef-Stuffed Zucchini
1 spray(s) cooking spray
4 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
1 large egg(s), beaten
1/2 tsp table salt, divided
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp seasoned bread crumbs, divided
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 Tbsp parsley, Italian, minced
6 oz raw lean ground beef
1 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp wine, red variety

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray.

Scoop out seeds from zucchini; chop and reserve flesh. Arrange zucchini halves, cut side-up, in prepared pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon cheese, parsley, beef and chopped zucchini flesh; mix well.

Fill each zucchini half with a heaping tablespoon of beef mixture; spread into an even layer. Sprinkle beef with remaining tablespoon of bread crumbs; drizzle with oil and wine.

Bake until beef is cooked through and zucchini is tender-crisp; about 30 minutes. Remove to a serving platter; garnish with remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and tablespoon of cheese. Yields 2 zucchini halves per serving.


Liz said...


Jessica Ogden said...

That looks SO good! I'm going to get the ingredients to make it tomorrow!