Pinterest Recipe Review – Stuffed Banana Peppers & Zucchini Boats

Do you actually make the recipes you pin from Pinterest?  I’d say I make at least 50% of the recipes I pin.  The majority of the recipes that I make, I do plan on making them again.  For this weeks post I wanted to share and review two of the recipes I found on Pinterest that include garden fresh produce that is in season: banana peppers, and zucchini.  The first recipe I made was stuffed banana peppers.  At our office we have a garden where we grow banana peppers, bell peppers, beans, corn, winter squash, eggplants, tomatoes, and herbs.  The garden gives us a fun opportunity to experiment with recipes using vegetables.  Recently we had a lot of banana peppers that were ready to be harvested.  With these I made Stuffed Banana Peppers.  I baked them in the oven but they could be cooked on the grill as well.  Make sure to put them on aluminum foil if you grill them.  These were a hit, especially with my husband.  I will be making this recipe again.  For more great stuffed vegetable recipes check out UNL Extension Associate, Nancy Urbanec’s post, Stuffed CSA Bag.

The second recipe I made from Pinterest this week, was Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  The link to this recipe is below.  I was so excited with how well these turned out.  I did add an extra ingredient to the recipe after it was done, Sriracha.  If you haven’t heard of Sriracha it is a hot sauce and is very popular right now.  It added a great kick to the recipe.  This was another recipe I plan to use again.  If you ask, I’m sure one or your friends or family has extra zucchini they’d love to give you.  If you make these recipes please share your likes and/or modifications.  Or if you have other garden fresh veggie recipe that are crowd pleaser, please share via the comment section.

Stuffed Banana Pepper
suffedbananapeppersA great way to get even the most picky vegetable eaters to try something new.
  • 4-6 banana peppers
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Rinse and dry peppers.
  3. Remove the stem. Make a slice lengthwise down one side of the pepper. Remove the seeds and rib of the pepper.
  4. In a medium size bowl combine and mix all remaining ingredients.
  5. Stuff each pepper with the mixture.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
zucchini boats
Click here to get the Stuffed Banana Boat recipe I used via Pinterest.  I used lean ground beef instead of ground turkey.  I also omitted the tomato sauce because I didn’t have any on hand.

Read how to select, store, and prepare zucchini by UNL Extension Educator Alice Henneman, What to Do with Zucchini?


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