Lemon Pasta-Stuffed Zucchini

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup ditalini pasta

1 shallot, chopped

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

3/4 cup shredded dill havarti cheese

3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1 large egg yolk

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Scoop out the seeds from the zucchini, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Brush the zucchini all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the baking sheet and broil until just soft, about 1 minute per side; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs; drain. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until tender, about 1 minute. Add the heavy cream and chicken broth, bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add the havarti, 2 tablespoons parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper to the saucepan; stir until the cheese melts. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolk, pasta, parsley and lemon zest.
  4. Combine the breadcrumbs and the remaining 1 tablespoon parmesan in a small bowl. Fill the zucchini halves with the pasta mixture and sprinkle with the parmesan breadcrumbs. Return to the broiler until golden brown, about 1 minute.