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Recipe: Zucchini Boats

For all the zucchini lovers- this is a go-to summer recipe for our family. We always seem to have an abundance of zucchini every summer- which leads me to making my grandmother’s (Ran-Ran’s) recipe almost weekly! And yes, this grandma’s recipe is healthy! ⁣ Ingredients: ⁣

  • 3 large Zucchini⁣

  • 1/2 lb. Lean Ground Beef ⁣

  • 1 cup, 1% Cottage Cheese ⁣

  • 1 Egg⁣

  • 1/2 cup Pasta Sauce⁣

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese⁣ Seasonings include: ⁣ - Black pepper⁣ - Basil⁣ - Minced Onion ⁣ - Parsely⁣ - Oregano ⁣

Steps:⁣ 1) Boil zucchini (10-15 min) or until slightly soft. ⁣ 2) Brown ground beef, add seasonings as cooking. Drain off excess fat. Put aside....Or cook the night before.⁣ 3) Place zucchini on cutting board, cut off ends, cut lengthwise. ⁣ 4) Scoop zucchini pulp out with a spoon and put aside in a bowl. Place hollow zucchini in a casserole dish (They may break apart, it’s ok! They taste the same, broken or not). ⁣ 5) Mash the zucchini pulp. Add cottage cheese and egg. Mix together. ⁣ 6) Add cottage cheese mixture to beef. You can add more seasonings if you wish. All have minimal sodium, so shake away! ⁣ 7) Spoon mixture into hollow zucchini. ⁣ 8) Spoon pasta sauce of choice on top. ⁣ 9) Sprinkle with cheese. ⁣ 10) Bake on 325 deg for 40 min or until bubbly. ⁣ Thoughtful portion: 2 halves and serve with a side salad. And remember....Eat To Nourish! ⁣

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