Skip Nav
Holiday Food
Look No Further For the Perfect Cutout Cookie Recipe — This One's Flawless
meal prep
21 #MealPrep Ideas That Are Anything but Boring
Holiday Food
11 Spiked and Spiced Apple Cider Recipes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

Fast & Easy Dinner: Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

While I've stuffed a potato and bell pepper plenty of times, I've never had stuffed zucchini — until now! This recipe ingeniously fills the boat-like vegetable with a quinoa-white bean mixture. The technique is simple and can easily be adapted to suit your dietary needs.

Rice or couscous can be used in place of quinoa, and the combination of vegetables, nuts, and cheese that's stirred into the grain is entirely up to you. To learn how to make this innovative, hearty vegetarian meal,

.

Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. 4 medium zucchini
  3. 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  4. 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  5. 1/2 cup almonds, chopped (about 2 ounces)
  6. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  7. 3/4 cup grated Parmesan (3 ounces)
  8. 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa and 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Arrange in a large baking dish, cut-side up.
  4. Fluff the quinoa and fold in the beans, tomatoes, almonds, garlic, ½ cup of the Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons of the oil.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the zucchini. Top with the remaining tablespoon of oil and ¼ cup Parmesan.
  6. Cover with foil and bake until the zucchini is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Serves 4.

Latin Casseroles Recipes
Dessert Recipes With Canned Biscuit Dough
Cuban-Style Appetizer Recipes
Spiked Warm Apple Cider Recipes
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds