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Stuffed Zucchinis

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword beef, zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 389 kcal


  • 4 zucchinis 4 medium size zucchinis
  • .50 onion 1/2 of a large onion, finely chopped
  • .25 pound ground sirloin 1/4 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 cup ricotta 1 cup ricottta
  • .25 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup pine nuts, slightly roasted
  • .33 cup parmesan cheese 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parsley 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt salt
  • pepper pepper


  1. Halved lengthwise the zucchinis and with a small spoon hollow out the flesh of the zucchini. Be careful not to scrape thru. Rule of thumb when removing the inside flesh, follow the guideline of the seeds. Once the seeds are all removed stop scraping. 

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onion and the zucchini flesh until the flesh has diminished and some melted. 

  3. Meanwhile in a bowl mix the ground sirloin, ricotta, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, chopped parsley. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Add the onion zucchini flesh mixture and mix well.

  4. Preheat the oven at 350F. Generously sprinkle salt and pepper on the cavity of the zucchini. Using a heavy bottom gratin dish, fill the zucchini with the meat mixture. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over the zucchinis and add 3-4 tablespoons of water to the bottom of the gratin dish.

  5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve hot. 

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Zucchinis
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 730mg21%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 37.5mg45%
Calcium 264mg26%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.