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Stuffed Zucchini Cups

It does not matter what you put in this zucchini.

Really.

What you got?

But if you have a massive, giant, out of control zucchini that you let grow for too long (seriously, I left town for 1 week, just 1 week), you can slice it on the horizontal and make these cute cups.

Boats are out.

Cups are in.

Ingredients:

  • 1 giant zucchini (a foot long? seriously)
  • a small pack of turkey bacon (or use bacon!- 6oz?)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • splashes of soy sauce
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • a nice big pile of pineapple sage (what, my sage is growing crazy right now! seemed like a good fit for that zucchini)
  • about ½ cup shredded cheddar, divided

Take that zucchini and slice it horizontally into 2 inch rounds. Now, very carefully, use a spoon and scoop out the insides, being careful to keep a small layer of zucchini at the bottom. That is, don’t scoop it all out!

In a skillet, heat up the rice with the diced up turkey bacon (or crumpled cooked bacon if you chose that), a big splash of soy sauce, lemon juice, minced herbs, and the insides of the zucchini you just scooped out. I chopped mine up and folded it in, being careful to remove some of the big big seeds.

Because you know a big zucchini is going to have giant seeds.

Season the filling and fold in about ½ of the cheese.

Put the rounds on a sheet and oil them nicely. I used my hands. Season. Then stuff!

Bake at 375 for 40 minutes, or until they are soft enough to get a fork through the ring. Then top with the remaining cheese and cook just a few more minutes until it is a glorious squishy cheesy topping.

July 26, 2021 Comments (0) Big Dishes, Favorites, Vegetables

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