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Stuffed Zucchini Boats: Sausage, Pepper, and Onion

The best family memories are made gathered around the table. Becky’s Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Stuffed Zucchini Boats are one of the easiest ways to make that happen.


  • 1 package Italian Premium Pork Sausage

  • 3 medium zucchini

  • 1 yellow, orange or red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out centers leaving 1/4-inch thick shell. Place into lightly greased, 13x9-inch baking dish, cut side up.

  3. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Stir frequently.

  4. Add peppers, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, basil and oregano; cook and stir until vegetables are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add tomatoes and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Fill zucchini with meat mixture; top with shredded cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and cheese is melted.

  6. Notes

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  8. This recipe was created in partnership with Jimmy Dean brand for the Family Table program.