Hello easy dinner! There is nothing more satisfying to me than a meal that looks gourmet, but is so easy to make. This recipe for stuffed

zucchinibake

Recipe:

  • 1½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 large zuchinnis, insides scooped out and finely chopped, shells rubbed with olive oil, salt and pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce or 2 cups homemade tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried Parsley
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Cut zucchinis in half and scoop out the insides, set aside. Rub the zucchinis in olive oil.

2. Chop up onions and garlic and heat on a frying pan until softened. Add the zucchini insides and meat to the same frying pan. Cook until meat in brown.

3. Add in parsley, chili, salt, pepper, and pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Place meat mixture inside the zucchinis and bake for 20 minutes. Top with cheese and broil for additional 3-5 minutes. Enjoy!

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It’s about balance . . .
Don’t be discouraged when recipes have multiple steps. I used to steer clear of anything that involved me opening the oven and adding another ingredient, or using two different pans. Sure, you may have to wash one more dish, but you may surprise yourself on how one step can add so much flavour and depth to a meal. Using the same reasoning, try your best not avoid recipes because they have a a long list of ingredients. These recipes can force you to get out of your comfort zone and buy new herbs and spices for the kitchen. Be fearless in the kitchen, try new things, and enjoy the journey! 

Recipe Rating: 4.5/5 kiwis

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