Last week my friend A gave me a monster golden zucchini she acquired from her CSA. Her husband E doesn’t like any type of squash so I inherited it and I’ve been thinking about the possibilities. Last night on a quest to fix something low in points (I was being good to splurge tonight, but that’s another story), I combined a few ideas and made up my Italian stuffed monster zucchini.
1 monster zucchini sliced in half longways with the insides scooped out
Combine the insides with:
1 onion chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
1 (or 2) cloves of garlic or a big blop of the pre-diced kind
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
2 large handfuls spinach chopped
6 small italian turkey sausage links sliced into 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Saute zucchini, onion, garlic in olive oil until tender. Add sausage and heat until done. Add sauce and spinach until spinach wilts. Put mixture in hollowed zucchini halves. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Top with cheeses and heat until melted.