Baked Cheesy Zucchini
  • Zucchini, halved lengthwise- 4
  • Extra-virgin olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- ½
  • Cherry tomatoes, chopped- 7
  • Breadcrumbs- ¾ cup
  • Walnuts, coarsely chopped- ½ cup
  • Dried Oregano- ½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese- ½ cup
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Using a small spoon, scoop out the zucchini flesh, leaving a ¼-to ½ inch-thick shell.
  3. Wrap the zucchini flesh in a paper towel and squeeze out any excess water in it.
  4. Place the zucchini shells cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over high heat.
  6. Add the zucchini flesh, onion and cook, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until tender.
  8. Push the vegetables to the side of the skillet, add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and the breadcrumbs, and roast for 2 minutes.
  9. Remove from the heat, stir in the nuts and dried oregano.
  10. Then, combine with the vegetables; season with salt and pepper.
  11. Flip over the zucchini shells and stuff with this filling.
  12. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese on top
  13. Bake until the zucchini is tender when pierced with a fork, 20-25 minutes.
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