Nothing makes me feel more nostalgic than sitting around the table with family, enjoying a meal that I grew up loving.
One of our favorites and one that has been passed down from my grandmother is her famous Zucchini Boats. I have vivid memories of watching my Grandma prepare these in her kitchen and the highlight of watching them bake with the oven light on. It’s a simple recipe that requires little ingredients.
- 1 lb. Hamburger
- 2-3 Large Zucchinis
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 1 Green Pepper
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 cup Instant Rice
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes (14.5oz)
- 3 stalks of Celery
- Parsley or Fresh Basil
- Salt & Pepper
- Cheese (of choice) for topping
1). Preheat oven @ 350*
2). Cut Zucchinis in half and scoop out seeds.
3). Wrap zucchini in plastic wrap or place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 2-3mins, until soft.
4). Dice up onion, peppers, & celery. Cook onion until translucent, then add hamburger. Cook until browned.
5). Add peppers, celery, diced tomatoes, and COOKED rice to pan and simmer until all vegetables are soft. Season with salt & pepper.
6). Load hamburger/rice mix to zucchini and place on a cookie sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 25mins. Uncover the last 5mins and top with cheese & fresh parsley/basil. Bake until cheese is melted.