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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 2 Italian sausage links
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic powder or 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1-2 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Orzo or any small past


  • Wash zucchini, trim ends and cut in half. Scoop out pulp with a melon baller and dice pulp. Salt zucchini and turn upside down on paper towels to drain while you make sauce.
  • Brown sausage in skillet, remove and drain well. Add mushrooms, zucchini pulp and onion to skillet and cook until mushrooms are golden and onions are soft. Return sausage to skillet and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder or garlic. Add Marinara and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook pasta, drain. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Place pasta in the bottom of and oil sprayed casserole dish and top with zucchini boats. Fill zucchini boats generously with sauce and top with more Parmesan. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or bake at 350 until hot and bubbly, 30-45 minutes. Serves 4.
Keyword do ahead, Italian casserole, orzo, stuffed zucchini, zucchini, zucchini marinara