Anyone with a vegetable garden knows what can
happen to zucchini when you turn your back on them for even one day.
One day the vegetables are little baby orbs at the end of a stem. But in the dark of the night when you’re not watching, they mainstream steroids, and morph into something nearing the size of a baseball bat.
So for all of you with an abundance of zucchini, here’s another way to use those babies. Just check your garden regularly though, and pick your zucchini before they’re large enough to hit second base.
In this recipe, I use the round variety, but you can use the long ones equally as well.
4 small round, or long zucchini
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. olive oil
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
fresh basil or parsley, chopped
Trim the stem off the zucchini, and place in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Cool, then cut in half and scoop out interior of zucchini.
Salt and pepper the hollowed out zucchini.
Chop the part you scoop out and saute at high heat, along with the onion, in olive oil, until most of the water has evaporated from the zucchini.
In a bowl, place ricotta, eggs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and herbs.
Add the sauteed, chopped zucchini and onion to the ricotta mix and stir.
Place some of the filling inside each of the hollowed-out zucchini, sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top, and bake at 425 degrees for about 30-40 minutes.