I wanted to try new and different things with it... usually I just cook it in butter or do something totally unhealthy and dip it in egg and flour and fry it. Both of which are yummy ways to eat zucchini.
So the night before I made these we had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, so I used the left over meatballs and spaghetti sauce to stuff them. However, since I doubt you all will have leftover meatballs to work with, I will post the recipe from scratch (so I apologize but there won't be pictures of of making the hamburger mixture). I am going to have to make these meatballs sometime soon, they are WAY too good for you not to have the recipe. This recipe makes 2 servings and uses one zucchini. If you double the recipe, use 1 egg instead of 2 egg yolks.
We ate these with watermelon, and it was a wonderful meal!
Zucchini BoatsCut one zucchini in half lengthwise.
Scoop out the seeds to leave a well inside the zucchini.
Brush with 1 tsp olive oil per half and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on baking pan, and broil for 10-12 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven.
While the zucchini is broiling, combine:
1/2 cup or 1/4 lb hamburger
1/8 cup diced onion
1.5 tbsp bread crumbs (I use Italian seasoned)
1 tbsp milk
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
In a skillet over medium heat, cook the hamburger mixture until browned. Add 1/4 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce (If you don't have spaghetti sauce, use crushed tomatoes with Italian Seasoning).
Divide the hamburger mixture evenly between the two halves of the zucchini. Top with 1/8 cup Parmesan Cheese. Place stuffed zucchinis under broiler to melt cheese.