Orzo stuffed zucchini

1x1.trans Orzo stuffed zucchini
Its that time of year again when us gardeners have so many zucchini we don’t know what to do with them!  I have contemplated putting them on my neighbor’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell, and running away :)  Instead, last night I baked up these stuffed zucchini as a side dish with some ribs that hubs grilled up.  They were wonderful!!
1-2 large zucchini
1/2 c. orzo
1 large tomato, chopped
1 T. sundried tomato paste
1/4 c. red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano (fresh would be great if you have it)
1/4 c. feta cheese
Cook orzo for about 6 minutes (until slightly undercooked since it will cook up a little more in the oven).  Combine tomato, onion, garlic, sundried tomato paste, and oregano in a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Cut stem and flower ends off zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out and discard most of the zucchini flesh and seeds, leaving an even 1/2 inch of flesh attached to the skin. If your zucchini are rolling around a lot, you can cut a thin slice on the bottom side of each to make them sit up. Microwave zucchini 3-4 minutes on high.

Choose a roasting pan with slight sides, just big enough to hold the zucchini. Spray pan with nonstick spray or a light misting of olive oil. Stuff zucchini with stuffing mixture, packing in as much as you can into each zucchini, and mounding it up as high as you can, until all stuffing is used.  Top with cheese.

Put zucchini into roasting pan, putting them close together so they hold each other stuffing-side up. Roast uncovered 20-30 minutes, until zucchini is tender-crisp, and filling is hot and slightly browned.

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Comments

  1. You had me at Feta! Mmmmm that looks de-lish!

  2. I love zucchini. It's a wonderful vegetable. Thanks for sharing. Please join me today for Tasty Traditions a recipe meme. Have a wonderful day.

  3. I have the same thing going on with zucchini in my garden – plus we couldn't get orzo here in England for the longest time so I got a bit carried away when I did find it and I've got packages and packages of it! Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe that uses both ingredients!

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