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Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini

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Ingredients
  Zucchini 2 Medium
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Fresh mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Tomato 1 Medium, chopped
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Soda cracker crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the zucchini in lengthwise manner and spoon out its pulp using a knife. Leave the ¼ inch around the shell and chop squash pulp coarsely.

MAKING
2. Take a 1 ½ - 2 qt casserole, add pulp into it along with celery, onion, tomatoes and mushroom, and cover it.
3. Place casserole in a microwave oven and cook it at a setting of HIGH for about 4-6 minutes until the zucchini becomes tender and stir it once during the cooking time.
4. Drain the mixture. Add egg, cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, and stir well.
5. Add one -fourth of filling into individual zucchini shells.
6. Spoon some paprika over it.
7. Place stuffed zucchini on microwave roasting rack.
8. Cover the rack with plastic and microwave at a setting of HIGH for about 5-7 minutes until the zucchini turns soft and filling becomes set. Rearrange the zucchini and rotate the dish by ½ turn through half of the cooking time.

SERVING
9. Serve the stuffed zucchini with a salad for a complete meal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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