Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini

Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini

This is my annual and obligatory post about how to use up all your extra summer zucchini. Last year it was Green Curry Zucchini & Spinach Soup, the year before it was Lighter Summer Squash Red Curry with Basil. This year I took a break from curry and decided I was in the mood for stuffed zucchini. Usually, I’ll just do a beef and tomato stuffing with mozzarella and Parmesan on top. It’s classic and simple, but I didn’t have everything I needed. What I had was lots of Greek-style stuff. Black olives, baby spinach and feta. So why not try that instead?

Greek-Style Stuffed Zucchini

The result is a dish that might not be super pretty, but it is pretty delicious. I used ground pork instead of ground beef and browned it with onions and garlic. I added diced tomatoes, black olives, baby spinach, feta and a pinch of oregano to make the stuffing. Some panko breadcrumbs on sprinkled on top finish it off.

The stuffing was so good – porky and a little briny from the olives and feta, but still light enough from all the vegetables. I couldn’t keep myself from sampling it straight from the pan. I liked it so much that I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the plain old beef and tomatoes stuffing. This is a very happy way to use all that extra zucchini!


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5 Comments

  1. I like the pork swap-in and it looks ‘super pretty’ to me.

    Congratulations on the baby.

  2. This looks really yummy can’t wait to try it! I made a different kind of stuffed zucchini last year, they were like zucchini boats with a stuffing creation no meat. Got a good recipe also for a stuffed acorns using ground spicy pork. I am sure the family will really enjoy trying this recipre too!

  3. This is exactly what I need! Recipes to use up all my zucchinis :) We’re hosting an online seasonal potluck and July is zucchini month. If you’d like to link ALL your zucchini recipes, we’d love to have you! http://bit.ly/eLlgG2

  4. Nice blog! I will back. Sorry my english.
    Good luck from Argentina!

  5. Your food looks so yummy! I made this and it was delicious!

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