Zucchini Boats

  • 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/2 lbs. Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1 c. onion
  • 1 cup chopped green & red peppers
  • 1 c. rice (I like the brown rice best)
  • 1 large jar tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 c. fat free mozzarella cheese (I used regular part-skim cheese for 1 extra pt. per pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic (I used minced garlic from a jar.

Cut Zucchini in half and scoop out the center.
Blanch zucchini halves for 5-8 minutes in boiling water.
Place zucchini shell in casserole dish.
Sauté turkey, garlic, onion and peppers until done, add cooked rice.
Mix tomato sauce with Italian Seasoning, then pour 1/2 into dish with turkey mixture.
Cook until hot.
Stuff cooked mixture into zucchini and pour remaining tomato sauce over zucchini.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
Uncover. Top with cheese and bake another 10-15 m. minutes or until zucchini is tender.

(For freezing, I followed all the steps except I did not top with cheese. I wrapped each boat in plastic and then put 4 boats in a Ziploc Bag.)

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