Stuffed marrow bake

Stuffed marrow bake

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 6
Make the most of marrow with this superhealthy budget family supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal198
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein24g
  • salt0.55g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 marrow, cut into 4cm thick slices
    Basket of marrows


    A marrow is a cucurbit, which means it’s from the same family as the melon, cucumber,…

  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan



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


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion, garlic and 2 tsp of the herbs for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the turkey and brown all over, then tip in the tomatoes and cook for 5 mins more.

  2. Scoop out the middle of the marrow and discard (or fry, then freeze for another time – try it mashed with potato). Arrange the slices in a baking dish. Spoon the mince into the middle of each marrow slice, then spoon the rest over the top. Cover with foil and bake for 30 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, mix remaining herbs with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Remove the marrow from the oven, uncover, and sprinkle over the crumbs. Return to the oven for 10 mins more until crumbs are golden and crisp and marrow is tender.

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17th Apr, 2017
I cooked a veggie version of this today, was surprisingly filling and very much enjoyed by the family.
28th Aug, 2016
I made this today for Sunday Dinner. I used a jar of Intense Garlic Pasta Sauce, Beef Mince, a Chopped onion, Mushrooms and Chopped Red Pepper and extra Garlic Granuals simmered for a hour before Stuffing the Marrow Rings. I used a round straight sided pastry cutter to stamp out the center's of the Marrow Rings. It was absoluely delicious, I served them with Saunte Potatoes and Crusty Baton. I made 6 rings but found that 2 each was more than enough for two adults.
Rosanne Bell
10th Aug, 2016
I have recently decided to eat healthier because I now have renal problems along with my diabetes. I used chicken mince and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be making again VERY soon. Brilliant that you give all the nutritional values :-)
19th Jan, 2016
I used lamb mince and added chopped fresh mint instead of mixed herbs plus a tsp. of Ras al Hanout . Served with a side of macaroni cheese it was a good solid meal and yummy too!
2nd Sep, 2014
Haven't had this for ages, it was a regular dinner when I was a kid. I will definitely give it a try for the family soon.
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Lisa Stacey
20th May, 2014
Great healthy recipe, I used courgette instead as couldn't get hold of a marrow, I also had some cooked rice left over from the day before so I added this too, it turned out lovely would def make again. 5 star!
3rd Sep, 2013
I also came across this recipe when looking for something to make with my 2.5kg courgette!! This was really tasty although I also used lamb mince, stir fried it with aspoon of tom puree before adding the tin toms, and also added a lamb stock cube. Really tasty light supper. Served with steamed new potatoes. Lovely.
27th Mar, 2013
Very good for you and tasty - tho I did add a stock cube & some tomato paste for more flavour... And i really don't think this would serve 6,not a chance! (Unless you're having rice/bread etc with it)
17th Nov, 2012
Used giant courgette and sausage meat which was what I had in. Worked really well cooking it in slices.
11th Oct, 2012
Was given a marrow in exchange for weeding on my friends allotment! Had lamb mince in freezer so used this and added a bit of jerk BBQ sauce to give a bit of bite. Substituted Parmesan for cheddar as this is all I had in the fridge and it was all good. Very tasty supper


11th Mar, 2014
Does this freeze?
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24th Mar, 2014
Hi there. This recipe would be suitable for freezing, thanks
10th Aug, 2014
Substitute a tin of lentils and a mix of carrots and celery along with the inside of the marrow for the turkey mince and this becomes a veggie meal.
13th Jun, 2014
This was delicious, however I did swap one of the cans of tomatoes for tomato and chilli sauce and I too used lamb instead of turkey. I imagine turkey and all tomatoes would have been healthier but I think lamb and chilli was probably much tastier! Also needed to cook the marrow for a few minutes longer.
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