Zucchini-Stuffed Meatloaf

Updated on February 14, 2017

Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

The butternut squash and potatoes were also from the community garden. Lucky me!
The butternut squash and potatoes were also from the community garden. Lucky me! | Source
So good! Moist and fabulous easy recipe.
So good! Moist and fabulous easy recipe. | Source

Inside Out Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

5 stars from 3 ratings of Inside Out Stuffed Zuchini

How to Cook Zucchini

Zucchini can be grilled, fried, baked, stuffed, or barbecued with very few ingredients needed to enhance the flavor. This vegetable can grow to a meter long, but we usually eat it long before it grows to that length.

Zucchini can also be cut into slices sautéed in butter or chopped up to eat raw in a salad or on its own with a dip. It can be shredded and added to breads, muffins, and even omelets. Today's recipe is baking it into a pyrex bread pan similar to a meatloaf.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 8 people 8 ounce slices

Ingredients for Zucchini Meatloaf

  • 1/2 cup red peppers, small diced
  • 1/2 cup green peppers, small diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, small diced
  • 2 whole, eight-inch long zucchini, small diced
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3 splashes Teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 table spoon ground ginger
  • sprinkle salt/pepper, to your taste
  • 250 ML red pasta sauce

Instructions for Zuchini Meatloaf

  1. Mix together the ground beef, ground pork, s/p, red pasta sauce, ginger, and teriyaki sauce in a bowl.
  2. When it is totally mixed, drop the mixture from bowl onto a sheet of wax paper and roll out flat. (See pic.)
  3. Add peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini to the top of the flattened meat mixture.
  4. Then holding one edge of the wax paper, slowly roll it up so the vegetable filling will be on the inside between layers of meat. This is a bit messy, but the taste is worth the mess.
  5. Roll this whole boat right into a greased Pyrex baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese (optional) and bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 45 minutes.

How To Make Zucchini Meatloaf

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Simple ingredientsroll out meat mixture on top of wax paperAdd vegetables to the top of meat mixtureRoll into a log using the wax paper. Do not pick up it will fall apart. Roll right into the greased baking pan.A bit messy LOL.Bake at 350 degrees for 45 MinutesGreat flavor but it crumbled a bit.
Simple ingredients
Simple ingredients | Source
roll out meat mixture on top of wax paper
roll out meat mixture on top of wax paper | Source
Add vegetables to the top of meat mixture
Add vegetables to the top of meat mixture | Source
Roll into a log using the wax paper. Do not pick up it will fall apart. Roll right into the greased baking pan.
Roll into a log using the wax paper. Do not pick up it will fall apart. Roll right into the greased baking pan. | Source
A bit messy LOL.
A bit messy LOL. | Source
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 Minutes
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 Minutes | Source
Great flavor but it crumbled a bit.
Great flavor but it crumbled a bit. | Source

The Finished Version

The flavor of this dish is kicked up a notch by the prescence of ginger and teriyaki. It was hard to slice. It fell apart when I tried to serve it.

The thing I would do different next time would be to shred the zucchini and cut the peppers and mushrooms smaller. Then you would have a lovely looking slice with vegetables circling the slice.

There is never any waste, as I always eat my mistakes, and this zucchini-inside-out boat was delicious. Have a great day, and thanks for reading. Leave me a comment if you have some suggestions to iron the bugs out of this recipe.

Pyrex Loaf Dish

I always use a greased-up Pyrex loaf dish for all my meatloaves. They cook evenly and will slide out of the dish in one piece. The one featured here also has a lid to cover your dish and pop right into the fridge. This particular product is also great for making bread in if you want to make a leftover meatloaf sandwich. It doesn't get any better than this my friends.

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        Susan Britton 

        4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Thank you B.Malin. This recipe taste awesome anytime and makes a great tailgate party treat. I love it in sandwiches or just the way it is but shred the zuchini and it won`t crumble like mine did.

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        b. Malin 

        4 years ago

        This Recipe really sounds Delicious Suzzycue, I'd be tempted to try to make it. It's probably good to have anytime of year. I'll be Bookmarking this Hub!

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        Susan Britton 

        4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        @Thank you ChitrangadaSharan for sharing and pinning. Making a couple of these with some baked potatoes would be all you would need for a big, delicious party.

        @ Ghaelach Yes adding an egg and even oatmeal or breadcrumbs would hold it together better. I can not eat eggs and I was trying to, not add carbs to it. I would have added oatmeat though that binds excellent but I was fresh out. Go for it and bake one but be sure and shred the zucchini first. Thanks a lot Ghaelach for your input.

        @Merry Christmas to you Faith Reaper and thank you for all your support! God Bless!

        @ You are welcome always exploring and thank you for your comments.

        God Bless and Merry Christmas to All!

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        4 years ago from Southern Illinois

        This looks and sounds yummy. I love to make zucchini cakes. Thank you for a great recipe...

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        Faith Reaper 

        4 years ago from southern USA

        Awesome recipe! Looks so good ...must try! Up and more and sharing Have a great Christmas, Faith Reaper

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        Ghaelach 

        4 years ago

        This looks worth all the mess as you say, and I'll certainly be giving this recipe ago.

        Now I'm no Jamie Oliver, but would adding an egg when mixing the ground beef, ground pork, s/p, red pasta sauce, ginger and teriyaki sauce not hold the meats together? Just a thought.

        LOL Ghaelach

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        4 years ago from New Delhi, India

        This looks so delicious and quite suitable for a big party!

        Your instructions, pictures and video are so well done and helpful!

        Thanks for sharing, Voted up and Pinned!

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