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Christmas always puts me in a party mood. John and I love hosting our friends at our house. What better way to spend the holidays then eating great food with your loved ones. Walmart is my one stop shop when I need to get my party supplies. They have very reasonable prices and I can always find exactly what I need. Kraft puts out such great products that help my menu come together.
I’ve asked several people and they always tell me their favorite holiday side is stuffing. If you’ve been around this blog for any amount of time you know how much I love Stove Top Stuffing. I have loved since I can remember. I wanted to make a dish that incorporates everyone’s favorite side. I found the inspiration for this recipe several years ago. I present to you Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
They are super easy to make! What makes it even better is that you make everything in one pan. I love recipes that have easy cleanup! You can serve these zucchini boats as an appetizer or a side dish. I promise that your guests will be asking you for the recipe as soon as they finish the first bite. They are definitely a crowd pleaser.
- 4 - 5 Large Zucchini halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups Stove Topped Stuffing any flavor
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup sharp shredded cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush the flesh side of the zucchini with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place them flesh side down on a covered cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the zucchini from the oven and allow to cool. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Melt the butter. Scoop the pulp from the zucchini right into the pan. Add Stove Top Stuffing, sour cream, and cheese. Reserve a bit of the shredded cheese to sprinkle on top later. Mix all the ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
- Stuff the boats with the skillet mixture. Once your zucchini is nice and stuffed sprinkle on the cheese. Put back in the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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The best party planning tip I can offer is make lists. Write down everything. This will ensure that you do not forget anything. You especially need a list before you head to the store to shop. There is nothing worse then returning home to discover you have forgotten an important component. It is very inconvenient to have to make another trip.
Also, do not forget to enjoy the party. Planning and hosting can become stressful. Don’t let it. Remember that your guests want to enjoy you too. Small things that you are stressing over, your guests will not even notice. Take time to sit down and visit with your guests. Proper planning will ensure you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.
And because I love you all I have created a printable for you! Use this printable to display the name of the dishes you are serving. Party on friends!