- 4 medium zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 pound ground round
- 3 large plum tomatoes, chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg white
- Cooking spray
- 1 (26-ounce) jar fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce (such as Classico)
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) freshly grated
- Parmesan cheese
- calories 312
- fat 8.2 g
- satfat 2.3 g
- protein 23.0 g
- carbohydrate 36.9 g
- cholesterol 36 mg
- iron 4.6 mg
- sodium 998 mg
- caloriesfromfat 24 %
- fiber 5.8 g
- calcium 303 mg
How to Make It
Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4- inch-thick shell. Finely chop pulp; set pulp aside.
Steam zucchini shells, covered, 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place on paper towels to drain.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until tender. Add beef, and cook 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Drain; set aside, and keep warm.
Add reserved zucchini pulp, tomato, and salt to skillet; cook over medium heat 15 minutes, stirring frequently. (Mixture will be dry.) Remove from heat; stir in beef mixture, basil, and oregano. Let cool slightly.
Add breadcrumbs and egg white to beef mixture; stir well.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Divide beef mixture evenly among shells (about 1/3 cup per shell). Place stuffed shells in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour pasta sauce over shells. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese.