Turn an ordinary zucchini dish into fancy and ultra-delicious Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
Zucchini is a versatile veggie that you can use in many dishes. Zucchini is good, either baked, toasted, or fried. Any version you like is welcomed and valuable.
Today, I have made an easy stuffed zucchini boat recipe with a flavorful topping, aromatic spices, and a handful of ingredients.
I adore stuffed zucchini or aubergine as they are healthier and easier to make. No dough is needed, few calories, a simple recipe, and just some ingredients to have a house full of aroma and flavours.
Even though it is a summer-like recipe, I still love to make some stuffed zucchini boats as a side dish or even as the main course all year round.
The colours that the dish has are simply irresistible and inviting. An ideal low-carb dish loaded with meat and veggies makes it a tasty dinner dish to savour.
Are zucchini healthy to eat?
Zucchini are great antioxidants and are healthy veggies to enjoy any time of the year. It has many health benefits and is helpful to eat zucchini either raw or cooked.
Please have a look and pin our raw zucchini salad recipe, flavorful sauteed zucchini with garlic, delicious zucchini casserole or hearty zucchini roll-ups.
Zucchini is so easy to stuff and so delicious to enjoy. I love making such recipes at home.
Are zucchini boats keto-friendly?
The Keto diet has become so popular nowadays that many people eagerly search for exciting recipes. I know that stuffed zucchini boats are okay at the keto diet. Zucchini filled with ground meat and some cheese on the top is one of the ideal ingredients on a Keto diet.
You can also check some of our keto recipes, such as keto chicken salad, keto cottage cheese, keto chicken nuggets, keto broccoli cheese casserole, and others.
Do you leave the skin on zucchini boats?
Yes, I do. The skin gets soft and smooth while baking, so it is healthy and good to leave and eat. However, if you use giant zucchini, the skin may have a bitter taste. In this case, you can peel off the skin and an elegant dish.
How to make stuffed zucchini boats?
I adore such simple and flavorful dishes. I have tried both zucchini stuffed and aubergine stuffed, and I found these recipes fabulous—bursting aromas, some crispy veggies, and other food not to get bored of ordinary dishes.
First, start with zucchinis. Wash and halve them lengthwise. Use a spoon or an ice-cream scoop and scoop out the flesh making a hallow canal in length. Drizzle some olive oil, salt, pepper.
Meanwhile, make the topping. Chop the onion and the zucchini flesh. Mince some cloves of garlic. Heat the skillet with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add onion and minced garlic. Once the onion softens, stir in zucchini flesh and ground meat. For more flavour, I have used sausages. So, saute everything for about 10 minutes. Then add tomato paste, taste for seasoning, and cook for five more minutes. Now spoon in the filling in hollowed-out zucchini boats. Top with mozzarella.
Bake stuffed zucchini boats in the preheated oven at 350 ºF (180 ºC) for 40-45 minutes.
Serve zucchini boats warm topped with some greenies. Enjoy!
How to serve stuffed zucchini boats?
- Chopped cilantro gives an unbelievable aroma and taste. If you don’t have cilantro, skip or replace it with parsley.
- Top with sour cream or Greek yoghurt.
- Top with some Jalapeño peppers for spiciness
- Also, you may serve stuffed zucchini boats with pickles, freshly cut red onion, or diced green onion.
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- 3 zucchini
- 16 oz sausage
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup canned tomato puree
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese
- Wash and halve them lengthwise. Use a spoon or an ice-cream scoop and scoop out the flesh making a hallow canal in length. Drizzle some olive oil, salt, pepper.
- Chop the onion and the zucchini flesh. Mince some cloves of garlic. Heat the skillet with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add onion and minced garlic. Once the onion softens, stir in zucchini flesh and ground meat. Saute everything for about 10 minutes.
- Add tomato paste, taste for seasoning, and cook for five more minutes. Now spoon in the filling in hollowed-out zucchini boats. Top with mozzarella.
- Bake stuffed zucchini boats in the preheated oven at 350 ºF (180 ºC) for 40-45 minutes.