Chris discovered TWO giant zucchini in her garden and created this Menopause Makeover approved meal. The photo shows the zucchini in a 12″ pan – wow, they are big! If you have a couple monster zucchini on hand, this recipe is for you!
Preheat oven to 350
2 over sized zucchini, about 10-12″ long. (The ones you missed when harvesting the regular size ones)
3 eggs, beaten
3/8 c Italian bread crumbs
2 T olive oil
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
1 onion, chopped (next time I would pre-saute the onions. I like them well done.)
2-3 oz cooked turkey breast, cubed. (or other protein source)
Fresh Greek oregano, optional
2 T grated reduced fat cheddar cheese
Parboil zucchini for 15 min
While zucchini are boiling, mix all ingredients but cheddar together in bowl.
When zucchini are done, slice off top by cutting in toward the center of the zucchini not just across the top, put aside.
Scoop center with seeds out of the zucchini.
Scoop any seeds off top wedges. Skin wedges if desired, then dice and add to other ingredients.
Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out zucchini, top with cheddar cheese and bake 30 minutes uncovered.
I did mine in a stove-top to oven skillet so I didn’t have to transfer the soft zucchini to another dish.