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Genoese stuffed zucchini, a tasty and easy recipe

Ligurian stuffed zucchini

Also known as succhin pun in the local dialect, stuffed zucchini alla Genovese is a light and tasty second course. Here's how they prepare.

Stuffed vegetables are delicious and can be prepared in many ways . In Liguria, for example, they are stuffed with a few simple ingredients including ricotta cheese, eggs and sometimes a few marjoram leaves, but we can guarantee you that this typical product is really delicious . In fact, stuffed Ligurian zucchini is an easy second course to prepare and perfect for the summer.

There are several ways to get simple and delicious zucchini and perhaps this is one of the best. The beauty is that they can also be prepared a few hours in advance and put them back in the oven just before bringing them to the table. As if that weren't enough, they are also excellent at room temperature, perhaps accompanied with a spoonful of mayonnaise.

Ligurian stuffed zucchini
Ligurian stuffed zucchini

How to prepare the Ligurian stuffed zucchini recipe

  1. First wash the courgettes, remove the ends and blanch them in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain them when they are still quite hard and let them cool.
  2. Divide them in half lengthwise and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Chop it with a knife and keep it aside for a moment.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil and brown the finely chopped onion. Then add the zucchini pulp and cook for about ten minutes, adding salt to taste.
  4. Then transfer it to a bowl, add the eggs, Parmesan and ricotta, mixing well. Flavor with a few leaves of marjoram and add a couple of tablespoons of breadcrumbs to compact the mixture.
  5. Distribute the courgettes in an oiled baking dish and lightly salt the inside. Stuff with the filling using a spoon and bake at 200°C for 30 minutes . Let them cool before serving them.

There are so many ways to prepare stuffed zucchini and a very tasty one is based on tuna . Also take a look at this recipe, we are sure you will like it.


As mentioned, stuffed zucchini can also be prepared a little in advance and baked if necessary. In the refrigerator they can be kept for up to 3 days and it is also possible to freeze them for 3-4 months .

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