4mediumzucchinisends trimmed, halved lengthwise, pulp removed (save pulp for the mixture)
1poundlean ground turkeyyou can substitute the same amount lean ground beef, chicken, pork or sausage
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1-1 1/2cupschopped onionyellow or Vidalia (sweet) onion
1red bell pepperwashed, top removed, seeded, membranes removed, chopped
1green bell pepperwashed, top removed, seeded, membranes removed, chopped
1cupshredded cheddaror cheese blend mix
1/4teaspoonfresh ground black pepper (in the stuffing)
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil add the chopped onion. Cook onion until almost translucent.
Add the lean ground turkey, zucchini pulp, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Stir occasionally and cook until browned (about 3-5 minutes). Add the chopped green and red bell pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 the shredded cheese.
Spoon the mixture evenly into the halved zucchinis. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake (uncovered) at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Allow it to cool for a few minutes then sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.