Cheesy Italian Zucchini Boats - A Must Try This Summer!
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  • 1 LARGE zucchini (or 2-3 small zucchini) cut lengthwise into fourths
  • ½ cup diced Conecuh sausage
  • ½ cup mashed zucchini (scraped from the inside when making the "boats")
  • ½ small onion - diced
  • ½ small green pepper - diced
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • ½ cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • dash of sea salt
  1. Cut zucchini into fourths, creating wedges that are about 3-4 inches long
  2. Using a spoon, scrape out the inside of each piece of zucchini, creating a "boat" to hold the filling
  3. Reserve ½ cup of zucchini insides and mash it in a bowl with a fork
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F
  5. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place zucchini boats hollow-side up and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and a smidge of Italian seasoning
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until zucchini is par-cooked
  7. While the zucchini is cooking: In a medium skillet, drizzle a tiny amount of olive oil and cook garlic, onions, zucchini filling and bell peppers until tender
  8. Toss in sausage and allow to cook for a few minutes
  9. Remove from heat and add in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese - stir until well combined
  10. Once zucchini is done, remove from oven and fill each boat with sausage filling
  11. Top with extra cheese if desired
  12. Cook in oven for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until cheese has melted
  13. Enjoy!
Recipe by Southern Made Simple at