Stuffed courgettes

Stuffed courgettes

Choose medium- to large-sized courgettes to make it easier to scoop out the flesh.

By , 21 September 2015
Stuffed courgettes
  • Ready in: 55 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 90p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 254g serving contains
  • Fat 16
    22%
  • Sat Fat 5.5
    27%
  • Sugar 5.2
    6%
  • Salt 1.6
    26%
  • Cals 280
    14%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 461kJ/110kcal.
Ingredients
  • 4 courgettes, halved lengthways
  • 125g lean back bacon
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 100g mushrooms, chopped
  • 75g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190C/170 Fan/Gas 5. Using a teaspoon, scoop the flesh out of the courgettes, leaving a thick shell. Put on a baking tray and chop the flesh.

  • Chop the bacon and onion and fry in the oil in a pan for 4 minutes. Remove from the pan, leaving the oil. Add the butter, chopped courgette and mushrooms to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes.

  • Mix the bacon, onion, courgette and mushrooms with the breadcrumbs, parsley and eggs. Season.

  • Spoon into the courgette shells and press down.

  • Cover the tray loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and cook uncovered for a further 10-20 minutes.