Christmas Eve: grated and filled zucchini with zucchini beschamelle

We have been to the market and we have seen these beautiful zucchini: so we decided to realize this delicious recipe which can be thought as a starter during each dinner or special event. The realization it's easy, you just need to be patient.

Serving size 4

4 round zucchini

300 gr minced meat

1 egg

50 gr minced mortadella

5 to 6 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1boiled potato

A pinch of fresh parsley

For the zucchini cream

50 gr of butter

30 gr flour

1 shallot

The pulp of the zucchini

350 gr whole milk


Take the zucchini, wash them, cut the upper part (put it aside )and empty them , putting the pulp aside.

Take the potato and let it boil till it has blended then smash it.

Take a bowl, put the minced meat inside and add one egg, the smashed potato, the minced mortadella, the fresh minced parsley,the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and fill the zucchini.

Take a baking tray, put some baking paper on it and adjust the filled zucchini on it. If you want to use also the upper part you have cut off put it into the oven too.

Turn the oven on, 180°, 170° ventilated and when its ready, put the zucchini inside and let them cook for about 40 to 50 minutes.

While the zucchini are cooking start preparing the zucchini beschamelle.