Smoked Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini
Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a thin slice off the bottoms so each half sits flat. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. (Discard the pulp or reserve for another use.) Place the zucchini halves in a microwave-safe dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on High until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Uncover.Advertisement
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and scallion whites. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add rice, sausage and paprika. Cook, stirring, until warmed throughout, about 1 minute more.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
Transfer the zucchini to a broiler-safe pan (or pans). Fill the zucchini halves with the rice mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Broil on the upper rack until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Garnish with scallion greens.
1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1 high-fat protein, 1 starch