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Cheesy tomato-stuffed courgette boats

Ingredients 8
Servings 6
Time 10 mins


  • 6
    extra-large courgettes
  • 200
    basic bolognaise
  • 5
    chopped fresh oregano
  • 5
    fresh basil
  • 250
    basic tomato sauce
  • 180
    grated mozzarella
  • 200
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • chopped fresh parsley - for garnishing


15 mins

For the basic bolognaise recipe - click HERE

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. 

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. 

Cut each courgette in half horizontally, then carefully scoop out the centre of the courgette (freeze and add the flesh to your next basic bolognaise recipe), leaving about 2 cm of courgette on the skin. 

In a saucepan over gentle heat, heat the bolognaise, oregano and basil together. Add the tomato sauce and heat through.

Spoon the mince mixture into the courgette boats, top with cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the courgettes are soft.

Garnish with parsley.

Leave out the bolognaise for a super easy and impressive dinner option for vegetarian guests. 

Recipe extract from 'Everyday' by Lisa Clark, published by Penguin Random House South Africa.

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