Last week at the farm stand I was shocked to find some nice sized zucchini. I thought they were gone for the season but with the warmer weather some plants are still producing.
I happened to have an extra 4 oz of ground turkey hanging around and I decided to use it, a small habanero pepper and some Laughing Cow as the basis for a simple stuffing for the zucchini.
The results was better than I ever could have anticipated. I left the zucchini's raw to give the dish some crunch and it made the perfect edible vessel. I was able to pick these right up and take some yummy cheesy bites. No fork needed and SUPER filling!
Here's how I made them.
- 4 oz lean ground turkey raw
- 1 large Zucchini
- 1 habanero (or other hot pepper)
- 3-4 Curly Kale Leaves
- Kosher Salt
- 2 Wedges of The Laughing Cow® Smooth Sensations™ Cream Cheese Spread Garden Vegetable (Other flavors would work as well)
- Sprinkle of Chili Powder
Cut the zucchini in half. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out the flesh of the zucchini as close to the skin as possible while still keeping the halves integrity to hold the stuffing.
Chop the zucchini flesh.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground turkey with the zucchini.
Dice the habanero and add it to the skillet. I left the seeds and ribs in for the extra heat.
Chop the kale and add it as well.
Cook everything down allowing all the flavors to merge.
Toss the warm turkey and vegetable mixture with the 2 wedges of Laughing Cow and stir until well combined. The cheese will melt making a yummy, gooey sauce.
Scoop the mixture back into the zucchini boats and sprinkle with a bit of chili powder.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|305||10g||5g||old: 6||new: 8|