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Thursday, January 6, 2011

*Sausage in Zucchini Boats*

SAUSAGE IN ZUCCHINI BOATS

An attractive presentation!  Use a mixture of  Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and add a chopped tomato, if desired.

Text Box: Yield:  12 servings
1 serving
189.8 calories
10.1 g protein
14.3 g fat
3.3 g carbs6 medium-sized zucchini,
  halved lengthwise
1 lb Bratwurst sausages (0.454 kg)
1/3 cup chopped onion (75 mL)
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 rye crisp breads, ground
1 egg, fork beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (50 mL)
11/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated (375 mL)

In electric frying pan, in boiling water cook half the zucchini.  Remove after 10 minutes to 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33 cm) glass dish.  Scoop out zucchini, leaving 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) shell.  Mash insides and set aside in colander over medium bowl to drain.  Repeat with remaining zucchini.

Pour water out of electric frying pan.  Remove sausage meat from skins.  In electric frying pan over high heat, cook Bratwurst sausage meat, onion and garlic about 10 minutes.  Chop sausage finely as it cooks. Stir in mashed squash, rye crisp breadcrumbs and egg.  Scoop into zucchini boats and sprinkle with Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses.  Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 30 minutes.



Helpful Hint:  If you do not have an electric frying pan, use the largest frying pan you own.

6 comments:

Jan J. said...

Oh wowie! This looks SOOOOO good! I'm getting zucchini tomorrow. I think I'll use hamburger meat instead of sausage but this is just perfect. Thanks for the recipe - I really needed a new one!

Jennifer said...

That's a great idea, Jan. Make it tasty, savory hamburger meat and it will be good. Happy New Year blessings to you and your family. ((HUGS)) Jen

Amy Dungan said...

Those look great Jennifer! I'll have to try them soon. Thanks and sending you hugs. We need to catch up soon! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh Amy, so good to hear from you! Hope all is well with you, my friend.

Carolyn said...

Funny, I've been making zucchini boats a lot lately. A really good combo? Feta and walnuts. Surprisingly tasty!

Jennifer said...

I love both Feta and walnuts. Sounds good! :)