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stuffed-zucchini blossoms with chicken sausage

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

This fun recipe can be served as an entrée or a side.
Author Cathy Arkle

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small zucchini - diced
  • 10 -12 zucchini blossoms
  • 8 ounces fresh chicken sausage - approx. 2 links
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese - grated
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove - diced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Brush the inside of a 20 x 12 baking dish with 1½ tablespoons of oil
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  3. Open the flower and remove the pistil/stamen.
  4. Skin the sausages, remove the meat and crumble into a mixing bowl.
  5. Add the chopped zucchini, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, and garlic - mix well.
  6. Carefully open each flower and insert a little of the sausage mixture into each flower - twist to close.
  7. Arrange the flowers on the baking dish in rows. Season to taste with salt and pepper and drizzle with the remainder of the oil.
  8. Bake until the flowers and stuffing are cooked, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  9. Place flowers in rows on a serving platter and serve hot
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