Episode 12: Filled Zucchini

| Rianne Hagen

In this 12th episode of Rianne's Recepten, a dish that's on the cover of Rianne's own cooking book... Suffice to say, that this filled zucchini is highly recommended!

ingredients (serving 4)

  • 2-3 Zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 bag of Rösti (small potato bits) (or replace with 500 gr shoarma)
  • 200 gr Crème fraiche
  • 1 bag of grated cheese
  • 1-2 TB smoked (!!!) paprika
  • 1-2 TS cayenne
  • Salt & pepper
  • (or add garlic powder if you forget to put in the garlic like moi)


  • Put a large pot with water on the stove, bring it to a boil. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Cut the onions and garlic in small pieces, cut the bell peppers in somewhat longer strips (I like that texture)
  • Fry the onion, after a minute or 2 add the garlic. Add the bell pepper and fry on a medium to (quite) high heat – make sure to get some colour (i.e. brown to black spots) on your vegetables.
  • Add the spices, except the salt. Then add the potatoes and salt to taste. Fry until (almost) done.
  • Add the crème fraiche and heat through.
  • (meanwhile) Half and hollow out the zucchini. Use a spoon for this!
  • Boil the zucchini for 3 minutes (don’t do it any longer or it will overcook in the oven!!!)
  • Fill the zucchini with the vegetable filling and top with the cheese
  • Bake in the oven until cheese has melted (about 10-15 minutes)

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