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Bolognese Stuffed Zucchini

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Bolognese Stuffed Zucchini
Ripiene Zucchini alla Bolognese
by James Belardo

One of the things I love about tomato based sauces are the many ways we can re-purpose them. As an example, a delicious way to use Bolognese Tomato Sauce, other than using it with pasta, would be to use it as a stuffing for zucchini. During the summer months we have an abundance of zucchini, we use the flowers, leaves and of course… the zucchini itself.

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Ingredients
4+ medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, centers scooped out (save)
Bolognese Tomato Sauce
olive oil
Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs (try our recipe)
Ricotta Salata Cheese (grated)
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Suggested Starch
Simple pasta (Oligio e Oilio)
Brown Rice

Directions
1. Halve zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the pulp and the seeds (set aside in a medium sized bowl).
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2. In a seperate bowl, collect and mash the pulp
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2. Mix the Bolognese Tomato Sauce with the zucchini pulp.
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3. Preheat oven to 350F.

4. Brush the zucchini shells with olive oil, stuff with the Bolognese/zucchini pulp mixture..
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5. Top with breadcrumbs, grated ricotta salata cheese and hot pepper flakes (optional), place in shallow baking pan.
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6. Bake for approximately 30-45 minutes.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

August 29, 2016 at 4:25 PM

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