Giada's Stuffed Zucchini and Peppers

Do y'all like stuffed peppers? I love them, but sometimes I don't want the rice, the cheese, I want something a little healthier....then I found Giada De Laurentiis's Stuffed Zuchinni and Bell Pepper Recipe, here.

I cheated a little through the process. For example, I don't have a melon baller (so I cut and scooped my zuchinni with a spoon. doing this WILL increase your prep time...unless you like cutting yourself.)

I just want to give you guys my cooking experience in photos...I love cooking and even adding my own flavors and switching out ingredients.  I also ALWAYS prefer to go fresh fresh fresh. No shortcuts.

Buy Fresh parsley. Garlic. Cheese. etc.

chopped up goodie-ness. FYI I got a little excited a chopped up way too much of both. Don't use my photo for reference on how much you should use.

Once everything is chopped and measured.  Mix your onion, FRESH chopped parsley, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl to blend.  I like to stir the egg up first and then mix in everything. This is what it will look like..MMmm.

Stir in your cheese and bread crumbs.  For the bread crumbs, I used these Panko crumbs I've had in my pantry for forever...they worked perfect.  

Then mix in your turkey.  It will look something like this...my lighting was weird. It does not look like red meat at all. 

The chop up your veggies and de-seed the peppes.  The recipe calls to halve the zucchinni verticle and horizontally, but I liked keeping them this way. 

Stuff 'em. Before throwing in the oven. Drizzle marinara over them..I used Emeril Lagasse's because Emeril can do no wrong. I always use his Chicken Rub all the time. so good! 

ahhhhhh......the final product.....I may have already chowed down on 2.....Oopsie!


  1. I LOVE Giada! I watch Giada at Home during lunch most days at work!

  2. I want to try these, they look delicious! I love Giada, too, and how she makes everything easy enough for even me to make!


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