Stuffed Zucchini (Calabaza Rellena)

I thank for this dish. Last summer Greg and I had a bunch of “overgrown” zucchini to eat. I wanted to find a recipe that would work for the big seeds that come with big zucchini. It is a good thing that I have this recipe under my belt because the “overgrown” zucchini is the norm here in Peru. That is how they sell them in the markets. I was explaining how I made this dish to my teacher, Elsa, and she asked if she could have a copy of the recipe. It has become a common part of our conversation each day to discuss recipes that I use. So, Elsa and I decided that it would be a good idea for me to post my recipes in English and Spanish so that friends from both countries can understand the recipes. So, Elsa, here is my recipe homework just for you. 🙂


Stuffed Zucchini (serves 4-5 people)

1 lb cooked sausage
1/2 C Paremesan cheese
1 clove of garlic
1 C bread crumbs
1 giant zucchini or 5-6 small zucchini
1 32-ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Cut zucchini lengthwise and gut the insides.

2. Mix sausage, parmesan, garlic, bread crumbs, and zucchini seeds in bowl.

3. Stuff mixture into the zucchini (as full as you can)

4. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the tops of the stuffed zucchini.

5. Cover dish tightly with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven.

6. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 F.

7. Remove foil and sprinkle mozarella over tops of zucchini. Place back in the oven until cheese has melted.

*This dish goes great with breadsticks and salad.

Calabaza Rellena (para 4-5 personas)

1 paquete de chorizo, cocido (1/2 K y uso chorizo Argentino)
1/2 T queso Parmesano
1 diente de ajo
1 T pan rallado (Uso galletas de soda)
1 calabaza mediana
2 paquetes de salsa de tomate
1/2 T queso mozarella o Andino

1. Partes en dos la calabaza. Sacar las semillas.

2. Mesclar el chorizo, Parmesano, ajo, pan rallado, y semillas.

3. Rellenar la calabaza en una fuente.

4. Agregar la salsa encima de calabaza rellena.

5. Cubrir con papel de aluminio.

6. Hornear por 30 min. (180 C)

7. Sacar el papel y agregar queso mozarella. Dejar en el horno hasta que derrita.

*Es bueno con pan y ensalada.

Stuffed Zucchini (Calabaza Rellena)

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