Zucchine ripiene – Stuffed courgettes


Recipe 86: Today i had a little treat. It’s a long time i wanted to cook this dish and finally i had in the fridge all the necessary…so here are the stuffed courgettes. Of course after Easter i needed to go for something light and this mix of meat and vegetable it’s just the right and balanced thing to cook.

Ingredients: you will need 2 big courgettes, 250 gr mince meat, 1 egg, 20/30 gr of Parmesan, 20 gr bread crumbs, nutmeg, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Wash the courgette and cut the beginning and the end. Put them in some boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain them.

Cut them in half and take off the center from all of them. Put this in a side and cut it in little pieces.

Place in a bowl the mince meat with the pieces of courgettes you just cut, add the Parmesan, some bread crumbs, the egg, salt, pepper, the chopped parsley and some nutmeg. If you like it, you can also add some soft bread soaked in milk or some Pecorino to give more taste.

Mix it all and then start to refill the courgettes one by one. In the meantime, prepare a baking pan putting some baking paper or aluminium foil. Here you will need to pour 3 spoons of olive oil and a bit of water.

Now you can place the courgettes in the pan and add the latest touch: some other bread crumbs and Parmesan on the top.

Put them in the oven at 200 degree for half an hour and the dish is ready!

If you prefer them with some tomatoes sauce, you can fry in a pan some onion with oil and when it’s ready you will add some tomatoes sauce and the stuffed courgettes. When the sauce will start to boil, put down the fire and cover the pan until everything is cooked.  Enjoy!

PS. Mamy siccome dopo Pasqua bisogna stare un po’ attenti, questa settimana ho abolito la pasta e mi dedico solo a delle belle insalate e a piatti di carne e verdure, percio’ mi sono venute in mente le tue zucchine ripiene che buone! Questa volta le ho fatte in bianco, ma puo’ anche essere che domani mi ripasso le restanti con il sugo come le facevi tu.

One response to “Zucchine ripiene – Stuffed courgettes

  1. sisisisi, domani ripassale con il sugo…da paura!!!!!🙂

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