Anita’s Italian Turkey Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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6-8 medium zucchini

1 can petit tomatoes, rinsed

1-pound Italian turkey sausage, casing removed

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon oregano, dried

1 Tablespoon basil, dried

1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese, shredded

3 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 grades Fahrenheit. Cut each zucchini lengthwise in 3 slices. Place zucchini slices over a baking tray lined with foil. Grease it with olive oil first.
  2. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper, 1/2 Tablespoon of each for dried oregano, dried basil and Italian seasoning. Drizzle some olive oil over the zucchini boats. Meanwhile, start making the sausage stuffing.
  3. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until fork tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Use a large skillet, cook turkey Italian sausage until slightly brown.  Add minced garlic, rinsed can of tomato diced and season with rest of the dried oregano, basil and Italian sausage. Salt and pepper for extra seasoning, if like. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Set aside.


5. Stuff each zucchini boat with sausage mix. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella-cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered again for about 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.


6. Enjoy on its own or next to rice.




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