Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Skinnytaste.com

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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Skinnytaste.comRecipe

Photo: cinderangel17

Size: 1 boat

Old Points: 3 pts

Points+: 4 pts

Calories: 153

Fat: 7 g

Protein: 12.8 g

Carb: 9 g

Fiber: 2 g

Sugar: 2 g

Sodium: 372 mg

Servings: 8

Ingredients

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1 1/4 quick marinara sauce
4 medium zucchini
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon small onion diced
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
14 ounces lean italian chicken sausage removed from casing
1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella
8 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to boil.

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4" thick. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside.

Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute. Remove from water.

Place 1/4 cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 12" baking dish, and place zucchini halves cut side up.

In a large saute pan, brown sausage, breaking up as it cooks into smaller pieces until browned; set aside. Heat oil and add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Cook on a medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add chopped zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook about 2-3 minutes. Combine with sausage and cook a few more minutes.

Using a spoon, fill each hollowed zucchini with 1/3 cup cooked sausage, pressing firmly. Top each with 2 tablespoons each of sauce, 1 tablespoon each of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon each of parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.

Created date

September 2015