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Orzo Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Looking for an easy Orzo Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe? Learn how to make Orzo Stuffed Zucchini Boats using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by heatheredrose

Makes 8 servings



Adapted from National Pasta Association by RiceSelect

Recipe Ingredients for Orzo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

2 cups Orzo, uncooked
8 medium zucchini
3 tbsp. olive or vegetable oil, divided
2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced scallions, white and green parts
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 slices chopped turkey ham
1/4 cup honey mustard
1 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3/4 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Recipe Directions for Orzo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  1. Prepare orzo according to package directions. Cook zucchini in boiling water 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out centers, leaving a 1/4-inch shell; set aside. Chop centers, reserving 1 cup for filling.

  2. Cook carrots, mushrooms, scallions and garlic in 2 tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes. Stir in turkey ham and reserved chopped cooked zucchini. Cook 1 minute.

  3. Drain orzo. Place in large mixing bowl. Stir in honey mustard, basil, salt, pepper and remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil; mix well. Add vegetable and ham mixture; toss until combined.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 F. Fill each zucchini shell with 1/2 cup pasta mixture. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Bake on cookie sheet 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Categories

Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish, American, Italian, Advance, Bake, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 320.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
286
Calories from Fat
47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.2g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
397mg
17%
Potassium
712mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
46.0g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
14.2g
Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 13% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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