Monday, August 6, 2012

Stuffed Zucchini

I've been trying to cook more on the weeks when I know we will be home all week long.

[cue hallelujah chorus]

I found this stuffed zucchini recipe here a few days ago and we tried it out tonight.


It's a healthy, low-carb dinner (also Paleo friendly for your cave people out there) and you can serve it by itself or with a simple salad.

Stuffed Zucchini

[Note: I modified the recipe a wee bit; used ground beef instead of bison; used dried spices and adjusted the amounts; and I shortened the cooking time; the original recipe calls for 30-40 minutes of baking after you stuff them, but mine were brown enough after 20-25 minutes.]

4 large zucchini
1 lb ground beef
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 eggplant, diced
8.5oz sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, diced
1 T. dried basil
1 T. dried oregano
1/2 T. dried rosemary
2 T. minced garlic
splash of balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375.
Prep your zucchinis. You'll make a cut down the outer edge, then scoop out the insides with a spoon. 
Drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and then bake them for 20 minutes.


While the shells are baking, brown your ground beef; when it's almost completely browned, add your zucchini, eggplant and red onion. Saute these ingredients until soft.


Then add in the rest and cook for another 10 minutes or so. Pull the shells out of the oven, stuff them full of your ground beef mixture, then bake for another 20-25 minutes. Yum!



For the kids, I knew it'd be a little difficult to get them to eat this just because of how it looks.
So I cooked some egg noodles for them and mixed some of the ground beef mixture and about a half cup of spaghetti sauce from the jar in with the meat and veggies; I told them it was spaghetti and they ate it up! Great way to sneak in some healthy veggies. :)



If you don't have kids but have leftover ground beef mixture, you could add a can of cream of mushroom soup, some mozzarella cheese and spaghetti noodles, bake for 30 min at 350 and you have yourself a power packed spaghetti casserole.

OR ... if you wanted to make this more Mexican or southwestern, you could add in some cumin in place of the rosemary (or taco seasoning in place of all the spices) and replace the sun-dried tomatoes with a can of Rotel and then top with the fiesta-blend shredded cheese (although the cheese makes it non-paleo friendly.) But I think it would be good that way too!
Doesn't cheese make everything better? Yes. It does.

Also, if you're a busy mama and want to prep ahead of time, you can prep all your veggies the night before or at naptime like I did... just put your zucchini/onion/eggplant in one bowl, your sun-dried tomatoes and garlic in another bowl, and your spices on top. Then all you need is your shells, your oil and vinegar and you're good to go. I just stacked my bowls in the fridge so that I was ready to go when dinner time rolled around. Just an option! I know I don't have much prep time so it's nice to get whatever I can get done during naps or early morning!
Hope you enjoy!

blessed signature

10 comments:

Melissa said...

yum!

Coach Factory said...

true religion outlet, longchamp handbags, true religion, prada handbags, cheap michael kors, louboutin, michael kors, longchamp handbags, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, air jordan, true religion jeans, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, burberry outlet online, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, air max, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike free, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban, air max, jordan shoes, coach factory, michael kors handbags clearance, nike free, nike roshe run, longchamp outlet, coach purses, toms shoes, nike air max, gucci outlet, nike shoes, michael kors, louboutin, louis vuitton handbags, tory burch outlet, coach outlet, coach outlet store

Coach Factory said...

hollister, hogan, mac cosmetics, mulberry, new balance shoes, nike huarache, abercrombie and fitch, rolex watches, lululemon, yoga pants, juicy couture outlet, timberland, juicy couture outlet, michael kors, mont blanc, nike air max, birkin bag, louis vuitton, vans, lancel, supra shoes, louis vuitton, nike free, abercrombie and fitch, ray ban pas cher, ferragamo shoes, nike trainers, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren, hermes, montre pas cher, roshe run, karen millen, north face jackets, nike roshe, wedding dresses, ralph lauren, reebok outlet, converse shoes, burberry, hollister, louboutin, beats by dre, longchamp, longchamp, louis vuitton, giuseppe zanotti, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, air max

Coach Factory said...

oakley outlet, canada goose outlet, chi flat iron, jimmy choo, valentino shoes, oakley sunglasses outlet, insanity, moncler, oakley vault, tn pas cher, cheap sunglasses, oakley, herve leger, ugg, moncler, marc jacobs, ugg boots, moncler, ugg boots, moncler outlet, gucci, mcm handbags, ghd, ralph lauren, canada goose, uggs on sale, canada goose outlet, babyliss pro, cheap oakley sunglasses, p90x3, canada goose, bottega veneta, cheap sunglasses, celine handbags, canada goose, soccer jerseys, instyler ionic styler, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses cheap, canada goose, ugg, asics gel, oakley sunglasses cheap, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley vault, louboutin, oakley sunglasses outlet, soccer shoes, ray ban

Shijun Lin said...

shijun 3.19
burberry handbags
michael kors outlet
instyler ionic styler pro
tiffany and co
links of london
iphone 6 cases
louis vuitton outlet
toms shoes
polo ralph lauren outlet
rolex watches
cheap ray ban sunglasses
kate spade handbags
louboutin shoes
pandora charms
pandora charms
timberland shoes
iphone 6 case
replica watches
babyliss
chanel handbags,chanel bags,chanel outlet
ralph lauren
coach outlet online
kate spade outlet
salvatore ferragamo
michael kors uk
converse outlet
lacoste polo shirts
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors handbags
nba jerseys wholesale
converse all star
lululemon outlet
mac makeup
hollister clothing
new balance
tods shoes
louis vuitton outlet online
discount oakley sunglasses
tory burch outlet
louis vuitton uk

Qing Cai said...

ray ban
bottega veneta outlet
nike roshe
cheap nhl jerseys
new york giants jerseys
golden state warriors jerseys
toms shoes
chanel outlet
kobe 9 elite
mont blanc outlet
mont blanc
converse shoes
puma shoes
seattle seahawks jerseys
oakley sunglasses
links of london uk
ed hardy clothing
oakley sunglasses
air max 90
chelsea jersey
denver broncos jerseys
true religion jeans
stuart weitzman boots
hollister clothing
moncler coats
coach outlet
coach outlet online
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
barcelona jersey
ferragamo shoes
hermes birkin
coach outlet online
louis vuitton handbags
thomas sabo uk
louis vuitton
chanel 2.55
giuseppe zanotti outlet
tory burch outlet
christian louboutin outlet
cai2015721

Xianjun Ranqin said...

qihang0915,replica watches
ghd
adidas originals
nike elite socks
moncler jackets
prada outlet
ugg sale
ed hardy outlet
jordan shoes
longchamp outlet
nike free run
hollister
gucci shoes
rolex watches
retro jordans
nike store uk
celine handbags
timberland boots
abercrombie
hermes uk
new balance outlet
gucci
football shoes
sac longchamp
uggs on sale
cheap versace
louboutin
kate spade
timberland boots uk
q

Hua Cai said...

nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.us.com/
oakley outlet, http://www.oakleyoutlet.in.net/
cheap jordans, http://www.cheapjordanshoes.in.net/
tory burch outlet, http://www.toryburch.in.net/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglasses.eu.com/
jordan shoes, http://www.jordan-shoes.us.com/
the north face uk, http://www.thenorthfaces.org.uk/
adidas outlet store, http://www.adidasoutletstore.us.com/
abercrombie and fitch, http://www.abercrombie-fitch.us.com/
lacoste polo shirts, http://www.lacostepoloshirts.cc/
prada outlet, http://www.pradaoutlet.us/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutlet.org.uk/
the north face jackets, http://www.thenorthfacejacket.us.com/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.rayban-sunglassess.us.com/
oakley sunglasses wholesale, http://www.oakleysunglasses-wholesale.us.com/
coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutletonline-store.us.com/
cheap nfl jerseys, http://www.cheap-nfljersey.us.com/
ugg boots, http://www.uggbootscheap.eu.com/
ray ban, http://www.occhiali-rayban.it/
hermes outlet, http://www.hermesoutletstore.us.com/
nike trainers, http://www.niketrainers.me.uk/
true religion outlet, http://www.truereligionoutletstore.us.com/
louis vuitton handbags, http://www.louisvuittonhandbag.us/
air jordan 13, http://www.airjordan13s.com/
nike air max uk, http://www.nikeairmaxshoes.org.uk/
2015105caihuali

mmjiaxin said...

mcm backpack, http://www.mcm.in.net/
lacoste shirts, http://www.polo-lacoste-shirts.fr/
lebron shoes, http://www.lebronjamesshoes.in.net/
chanel outlet store, http://www.chaneloutletstore.us.com/
michael kors uk, http://www.michaelkorsoutlets.uk/
north face outlet store, http://www.thenorthfaceoutletstores.org/
abercrombie and fitch, http://www.abercrombie-fitch-hollister.es/
kobe 9 elite, http://www.kobe9elite.us.com/
tods shoes,tods shoes sale,tods sale,tods outlet online,tods outlet store,tods factory outlet
christian louboutin outlet, http://www.christianlouboutinonline.us.com/
michael kors outlet online, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
hermes birkin bag, http://www.hermesbirkin.org/
ugg boots, http://www.uggsoutlet.us.org/
converse shoes, http://www.converseshoes.us.com/
nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/
herve leger dresses, http://www.herveleger.us.com/
pandora, http://www.pandora.eu.com/
coach outlet online, http://www.coachoutletstores.com.co/
iphone cases, http://www.iphonecase.name/
nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.net/
mm1008

dong dong said...

201510.30dongdong
Authentic Air Jordan 13 shoes for sale
Ugg Boots Outlet Clearance,Cheap Uggs On Sale Discount For Women
michael kors outlet online
Hollister Tees for Men
Toms Outlet Store Online
jordan shoes
Coach Diaper Bag Outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
Authentic Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Sale
michale kors outlet
Jordan Concords Low And High
mihchael kors bag
New Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online
abercrombie store
coach outlet online
Nike Kobe Bryant Basketball Shoes
Louis Vuitton Outlet Mall Store
Air Jordan 6 Champagne Bottle
Oakley Polarized Sunglasses Cheap Outlet Store
michael kors outlet
ray-ban sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses,ray bans,rayban,ray ban wayfarer,raybans,ray ban glasses,ray ban aviators,ray ban clubmaster,ray ban eyeglasses,cheap ray bans,ray bans sunglasses,ray ban aviator,ray bands,fake ray bans,ray ban prescription glasses,ray ban outlet,ray ban canada,ray ban sunglasses sale,ray ban sale
cheap ugg boots
Michael Kors Handbags Clearance Outlet
Official Coach Online Factory Sale
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Bag
nike football,airmax,nike free 3.0,nike air huarache,nike womens shoes,nike free run womens
Louis Vuitton Purses For Cheap
michael kors uk
michael kors outlet
Coach Outlet Online Discount Sale
hollister uk sale
louis vuitton handbags
Cheap Ray Ban Wayfarer

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...