Delicious and Healthy Easter or Passover Side Dish: Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

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I made this recipe last year on NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” for Passover and Easter, and it was a hit. This Stuffed Zucchini recipe was one of my kid’s favorites (believe it or not). This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini only has 150 calories per serving, 2.g grams of fat and only 13 carbs, and the cost per recipe is only $7.03 (for 4 people, very economical for fresh veggies).

My youngest son, Zachary said, “This tastes almost like a vegetable pizza.” I have to admit. He was right.  So, if you’re looking for a new healthy side dish for Passover, Easter or for anytime during the year, try these. I bet you will be pleasantly surprised. It’s really easy too. I promise!

Stuffed Zucchini

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Prep Times:

35 minutes

Yield:

4 servings

Ingredients:

5 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Scoop out pulp from 8 zucchini halves; set aside. Arrange zucchini halves on baking sheet.

2. Meanwhile, coarsely chop remaining zucchini. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook chopped zucchini and onion, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add red pepper, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute. Let stand to cool slightly.

3. Evenly spoon vegetable mixture into zucchini halves. Top with cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until zucchini are tender.

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