Italian stuffed courgettes

Italian stuffed courgettes

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Pack courgettes with pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, breadcrumbs and herbs then oven bake for a healthy veggie main

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal244
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 4 courgettes, halved lengthways



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • mixed salad, to serve

For the stuffing

  • 50g dried white breadcrumbs
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 6 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 25g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place the courgettes in a single layer in a shallow ovenproof dish, fairly tightly together, cut-side up. Brush lightly with 1 tsp oil and bake for 20 mins.

  2. To make the stuffing, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and season with lots of black pepper.

  3. Sprinkle the stuffing on top of the courgettes and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Bake for a further 10-15 mins or until the courgettes are softened and the topping is golden and crisp. Serve hot with a mixed salad.

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22nd Jul, 2018
Tasty easy meal, few edits to recipe: used basil and mayjoram as herbs I had in abundance and also added bacon lardons. Cooked with topping on the courgettes from the start and covered in foil for first 20 mins then 10 mins no foil at the end to crisp. Tasted delicious.
22nd Jun, 2017
Love this recipe have used it many times I add some chili's and sliced olives and anything else I find in the fridge.
23rd May, 2016
This is absolutely delicious! I changed ingredients a little bit and it´s so tasty! :-) I´m going to make it again really soon ;)
8th Aug, 2015
I really enjoyed this recipe. I used fresh courgettes fresh from the garden and swapped the thyme for basil. A quick and delicious dinner.
5th Aug, 2015
I used this recipe as a base, added some extras (odds and ends from the fridge such as half a jar of tomato and basil sauce, half a slice of ham) and it was delicious.
2nd May, 2014
Made this tonight, courgette is rather soggy and not particularly tasty. Overall a disappointment
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