Italian sausage and pepper stuffed zucchini

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Johanna

Johanna

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef

“Salsiccia is a well-known Italian sausage, which is flavored with different herbs and spices—such as fennel or coriander—depending on the region it's from. Using it, you can prepare a delicious and well-flavored dish in a short time and with few ingredients.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
25
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
300 g Italian sausages
red bell pepper
zucchinis
garlic
shallot
1 tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp thyme
40 g shredded Parmesan cheese
15 g panko breadcrumbs
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • bowl
  • baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
712
Protein
41 g
Fat
47 g
Carb
24 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Peel and finely chop garlic and shallot. Remove Italian sausage from the skin and cut into small pieces. Core the bell pepper and cut into small cubes. Halve zucchini lengthwise and hollow out some flesh, reserving and mincing for the filling.
    • garlic
    • shallot
    • 300 g Italian sausages
    • red bell pepper
    • zucchinis
    • oven
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Peel and finely chop garlic and shallot. Remove Italian sausage from the skin and cut into small pieces. Core the bell pepper and cut into small cubes. Halve zucchini lengthwise and hollow out some flesh, reserving and mincing for the filling.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the sausages for approx. 2 – 3 min., or until golden brown. Add the shallots, garlic, minced zucchini, and bell pepper and sauté for approx. 3 min. Add tomato paste and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
    • 1 tbsp tomato paste
    • ½ tsp thyme
    • salt
    • pepper
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    Heat a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the sausages for approx. 2 – 3 min., or until golden brown. Add the shallots, garlic, minced zucchini, and bell pepper and sauté for approx. 3 min. Add tomato paste and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3/4

    Mix shredded Parmesan with breadcrumbs and set aside.
    • 40 g shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 15 g panko breadcrumbs
    • bowl

    Mix shredded Parmesan with breadcrumbs and set aside.

  • Step 4/4

    Place the zucchini in a baking dish and stuff them with the sausage and pepper filling. Generously sprinkle Parmesan breadcrumbs over the dish. Bake in the oven for approx. 25 min., or until the crust is golden brown and the zucchini is tender. Enjoy!
    • baking dish

    Place the zucchini in a baking dish and stuff them with the sausage and pepper filling. Generously sprinkle Parmesan breadcrumbs over the dish. Bake in the oven for approx. 25 min., or until the crust is golden brown and the zucchini is tender. Enjoy!