Stuffed Zucchini

Author: Recipes_kw
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Helps Fight Cancer: Colon, Liver
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 211.59 kcal


  • Microwave
  • Stove


  • 1/2 cup textured vegetable protein small crumbles
  • 2 zucchini medium to large
  • 1 tbsp Earth Balance butter
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning ***Click on Italian Seasoning Recipe link
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce low sodium, NO SODIUM BENZOATE
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper cracked


  • Place the textured vegetable protein in a bowl full of water to rehydrate and set aside.
  • Poke holes all over the zucchini with a fork and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave on high in 2 minute intervals, flipping each time, until they are tender and can be pierced easily with a knife. Remove from the microwave to cool.
  • In a large pan heat the butter over medium to high heat. Add the onion and garlic, saute until transparent for about 5-7 minutes. Add the mushrooms and brown on all sides.
  • Drain the TVP and add to the pan along with paprika, cumin, chili powder, and Italian seasoning. Stir well; letting cook for another 2 minutes to release the fragrance.
  • Continue to add the soy sauce, tomato sauce then reduce the heat to low.
  • Slice the zucchini in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Roughly chop the pulp and add back into the pan and stir well.
  • Plate zucchini half's and fill with mixture and top with black pepper. Enjoy!


Serves well with plant-based sour cream, diced avocado, or fresh chopped cilantro.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Zucchini
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 211.59 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 1.65g10%
Sodium 344.36mg15%
Potassium 1282.94mg37%
Carbohydrates 26.54g9%
Fiber 8.22g34%
Sugar 8.89g10%
Protein 17.41g35%
Vitamin A 587.68IU12%
Vitamin B1 0.16mg11%
Vitamin B2 0.29mg17%
Vitamin B3 2.33mg12%
Vitamin B5 0.91mg9%
Vitamin B6 0.65mg33%
Vitamin C 29.07mg35%
Vitamin D 0.05µg0%
Vitamin E 0.9mg6%
Vitamin K 8.98µg9%
Calcium 110.71mg11%
Copper 0.25mg13%
Folate 42.35µg11%
Iron 3.92mg22%
Manganese 0.36mg18%
Magnesium 40.98mg10%
Phosphorus 116.29mg12%
Selenium 4.43µg6%
Zinc 0.84mg6%
Ess-Methionine 37.15mg
Ess-Tryptophan 28.47mg
Ess-Threonine 82.37mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 98.29mg
Ess-Arginine 106.21mg
Ess-Lysine 137.08mg
Ess-Leucine 148.41mg
Ess-Isoleucine 94.07mg
Ess-Histidine 60.25mg
Ess-Valine 162.33mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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