Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about Zucchini
PIZZA ZUCCHINI BOATS
- 4 zucchini or yellow squash
- 3/4 pound sausage or ground beef
- 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained or pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove stems ends and cut each squash in half lengthwise. Trim a thin strip on bottom if it doesn’t sit flat. Scoop out flesh, leaving a 1/4” shell. Pat dry. Dice flesh that was removed.
In a large skillet, cook meat and diced squash until browned and cooked through. Drain mixture. Add tomatoes or sauce & 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese; mix well.
Fill boats with mixture; place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake 20 minutes; remove from oven to sprinkle on remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.
Bake time will vary with size/thickness of squash.
Try wrapping each boat in foil to cook on the grill.
ZUCCHINI PARMESAN CHIPS
- Cooking spray
- 2 medium zucchini, about 1 pound
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, about 3/4 ounce
- 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Slice zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds; toss with olive oil.
Combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
Dip each round into mixture; press coating on both sides.
Place in single layer on baking sheets.
Bake until browned and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes; check progress at 15 minutes.
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