Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini

IMG_0135I feel like this week needs to be over already. I know its only Wednesday, but seriously. I’m exhausted. Why am I so tired, you ask?

We are in the process of switching Blake over to his crib in his room whilst getting him on somewhat of a schedule. I was waiting for homeboy to naturally get into a rhythm I could go along with. Problem is he was hardly sleeping in the day. He’ll sleep a good solid 6 hour stretch followed by another 3 or 4 hours at night but in the day, we’re talking minutes. 20 minutes here, 15 there.

Suuuuper annoying.

So I’m laying down the law and getting him into a routine….at the same time as getting him used to his crib. Basically, I am insane for trying to attempt this and as you would suspect, neither of us are sleeping very well. But, this phase doesn’t last long (or at least that’s what I keep telling myself), so I’m trying to stay positive….ask me how that’s going.

Actually, don’t. Check back in a week and we’ll see how the progress is going….

Anyways.

Za-za-zucchini! There are so many recipes I’m finding online for zucchini! It’s crazy. Lots of zucchini brownies, zucchini chocolate muffins and stuffed zucchini! Way back when, I posted a pizza stuffed zucchini recipe. Those are the bomb. Totally simple and low carb. Taking that idea last week, I decided to use sausage and peppers and stuff that little mixture into some zucchini for a tasty little meal. Seriously. It was super yummy. And pretty simple too 🙂

Here’s how you do it:

IMG_0093Start by slicing 4 zucchini’s down the middle and scooping out the seeds. You need somewhere for this filling to go! Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake.IMG_0095After about 30 minutes once things start to soften, remove from the oven.IMG_0096Except, while that zucchini is getting all soft and lovely, make your filling! Saute onions, peppers and Italian sausage together in a pan until brown.IMG_0106Add in a little pizza sauce and stir.IMG_0108Stuff this into your par-baked zucchinis! Try to divide it out as evenly as you can.IMG_0112Top with a little mozzarella and bake for another 20-3o minutes.IMG_0123Once the cheese is melted and the zucchini is as crunchy or as tender as you’d like, serve! Super easy to do and makes a great way to use up a lot of zucchini FAST! Here’s the printable:

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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini

You all know and love Sausage and Peppers. This is a great low carb version that happens to be stuffed into some zucchini! Delicious and a perfect way to get rid of a lot of zucchini fast.

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 turkey sausages, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice zucchini in half and scoop out seeds. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. While that is baking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté onions, peppers and sausage until browned, 5-7 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, basil, oregano and pizza sauce. Remove from heat.
  4. Once zucchini is finished baking, fill with sausage and peppers, top with cheese and return to oven to bake. If you'd prefer a crunchier zucchini 10-15 minutes would be sufficient. If you'd like it softer, bake 30 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

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  1. Awww, poor Blake. Hope he gets into a good sleep routine soon. You are a super mom!! I need this stuffed zucchinis’ ASAP 🙂

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  2. Love stuffed zucchini! Hope the rest of your week goes faster!

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  3. I hope Blake gets into a better sleep routine for you soon! You are like supper women!!
    These stuffed zucchinis look incredible!! YUM!

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  4. This looks wonderful!

    You are living in a blur right now and with the power of hindsight I can say the blur passes quickly. Good luck on the sleep routine! It is so nice when they finally get the hang of nighttime sleeping.

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  5. Oh my gosh girl, I don’t know how you do it (or moms in general). I would die on such little sleep – you are amazing!!

    I’ve seen stuffed zucchini a couple times now, and really need to try making them. Especially since any other veggie I’ve stuffed, I’ve loved, and zucchini is one of my favourite veggies.

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  6. Man, these look really great! My kind of meal!

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  7. Hang in there! Getting my daughter on a routine took forever. I don’t know how you managed to make these zucchinis, looks good!

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  8. Lauren, these look amazing! I can’t wait to try these!

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  9. These look absolutely fabulous and I’m so looking forward to make this. Hope Blake gets better with his routine during the day. Stay strong!

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  10. I made stuffed zucchini for the first time last week and it was amazing. Even my husband loved it. I cannot wait to make it again.

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  11. No napping during the day? ugh…but at least he can sleep a straight stretch at night. Mine were up every 2 hours for what seemed like forever. Good luck with the routine…every time I thought i got into one, I blew it…..you exude energy in your posts whether you feel it or not. There is no way you can “train” for the sleep deprivation and I think it is one of the worst by products of having a baby/young kids. Feel your pain! Thanks for the wonderful zucchini recipe!

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  12. I hope Blake has gotten into a nice sleeping routine!

    And man oh man, these stuffed peppers are amazing. I may just have to make these for dinner!

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  13. We had these last night and I wish I had made double the recipe! They were great. My husband loved them too. We are not big zucchini fans, but if I scoop out a fair amount of the center, they are just right.

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