RECIPE: Stuffed Zucchini (Low Carb)

The summer is a great time to get together with friends and enjoy a good meal. With fresh produce and gorgeous weather come lots of barbecues and outdoor events. Though meats are generally the main attraction of these hangouts, there’s plenty of room to enjoy vegetables! You just need to get creative! Here’s a quick stuffed zucchini recipe that’s delicious, satisfying, and low carb.

A perfect vegetarian option or side for barbecues. Warm, cheesy goodness complemented with the delicious taste of sauce, all ready in under 20 minutes. And very low carb! Enjoy.

Stuffed Zucchini (Low Carb)

Serves 2. Ready in 15 minutes. 9g carb per serving. IMG_2848

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sized zucchini
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite cheese  (goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese all work great!)
  • 1 cup marinara or tomato sauce (any pasta sauce will do – experiment with fancy flavors!)
  • Parsley flakes

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven (or grill) to 400 degrees F.

2. Slice zucchini in half and remove the inside filling, leaving the outer shell. Discard the inside.

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3. Spread the cheese evenly at the bottom of each zucchini. Fill the rest with the tomato sauce. Dot the tops of the tomato sauce with more cheese.

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4. Bake (or grill) for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the sauce bubbles.

5. Add parsley flakes, salt, and pepper for taste. Serve immediately.

 

Boom!

An easy and delicious way to mix up your meals 🙂

 

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Sachi Patil
Sachi Patil

Sachi is a current undergraduate student and intern for the One Drop team. Type 2 diabetes runs in her family and she wants to help people make easy and fun healthy changes in their lives.