• marrow 1
  • chorizo, chopped 100 g
  • chopped tomatoes 800 g
  • roasted red pepper 140 g
  • Breadcrumb 85 g
  • cheese, grated 100 g
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion, diced 1
  • Garlic, minced 2 cloves
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Dried oregano 1/2 tsp
  • Dried thyme 1/2 tsp
  • Parsley

Stuffed marrow is an easy and flavorful recipe you can enjoy as main dish. Similar to zucchini but larger, the marrow is cut in two horizontally, its flesh is hollowed out, and it is stuffed with a mixture made from tomatoes, peppers, chorizo, spices, and herbs. Finally, it is topped with cheese and baked in the oven. Delicious and irresistible, this stuffed marrow recipe is stringy, tender on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. It takes less than an hour to prepare this fantastic and customizable dish that everyone will love.

How to make Stuffed Marrow

Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut the marrow in two across the board and scoop out the pulp in the center with a spoon.

Season the marrow halves and transfer them to a baking sheet.

In a saucepan, heat the oil, add the onion and let it cook on low heat until soft for about 10 minutes.

Next, add the garlic, chorizo, spices, herbs, tomatoes and peppers.

Cook on low heat for a few minutes, then simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add the parsley and stir.

Spoon the chorizo mixture into the marrow halves.

Bake for 30 minutes while covered with foil.

Coated with grated cheese and breadcrumbs, then let it cook for extra 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.


You can customize this recipe as you want and add your favorite ingredients or spices to the filling.

For a vegetarian option use tomatoes, lentils, spices or even rice for the filling, then top with cheese or béchamel.

For a savory dish, add sausage or minced pork to the filling.

You can eat the marrow with the skin on. Peel it if you don't like it.