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Zucchini Stuffed with Italian Herb Risotto

This is a delicious vegan stuffed zucchini recipe. Zucchini boats filled with herb risotto is almost too perfect. Because let’s get real here, zucchini loves fresh basil 💚

This recipe makes ~6 stuffed zucchini boats and works well as a main course for dinner. It would taste awesome paired with a side of Fennel and White Bean Salad or Heirloom Tomato Salad.

It takes time to pull this recipe off. It isn’t hard, but risotto takes time to stir, and zucchini needs time to bake. But the assembly of the stuffed zucchini is quick and easy.

For a variation, chop up some Field Roast Italian Garlic and Fennel Sausage, and add it to the risotto before stuffing the zucchini.

Delicious, vegan zucchini stuffed with risotto

Zucchini Stuffed with Italian Herb Risotto

1 batch Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

3 medium zucchini, sliced in half long ways, seeds removed, and hollow out to create a “boat”

1-2 large tomatoes, sliced

Garlic powder, to sprinkle

Italian seasoning, to sprinkle

Vegan parmesan, to top – optional

1. Follow the recipe for Vegan Italian Herb Risotto. When you’ve completed it and it’s cool enough to handle, move on to the next step.

2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease a 9″ X 13″ pan.

3. Grab one of the zucchini boats, and stuff it generously with herb risotto. Then, place the boat in the 9″ X 13″ pan. Repeat this process until all the zucchini are stuffed.

4. Arrange the slices of tomato over each boat (I did 3 slices per boat). Then sprinkle everything with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Finally, top with vegan parmesan, if using.

5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 F for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve.

Tasty Italian vegan stuffed zucchini with rice

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