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Stuffed Zucchini Boats 2 Ways 

Stuffed zucchini is a delicious and nutritious meal! These zucchini boats are made in two ways. They can be made vegetarian or with meat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian zucchini recipes, stuffed zucchini boat recipe, stuffed zucchini boats, vegetarian stuffed zucchini
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Italian Stuffed

  • 4 medium zucchini 8 halves
  • 1 pound grass-fed hamburger
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley plus more to garnish with if you want
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • Top with desired amount shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese.
  • Pink salt and black pepper buy pink salt here to taste
  • A couple tbsp of refined coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil.

Veggie Stuffed

  • 3 medium zucchini 6 halves
  • 1/2 large red onion cut in thick slices
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper cut in slices
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 of zucchini sliced and halved
  • 2 sliced Jalapeno peppers remove seeds for less heat
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • A couple of tbsp of refined coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil divide for frying and topping before adding to oven
  • Desired amount of grated mozzarella or parmesan to top

Instructions

Italian Stuffed

  • Cut your zucchini in half longways and scoop out center with a spoon.
  • Season the zucchini lightly with salt and pepper and set aside on a cookie sheet or large baking dish.
  • In a frying pan add a little oil, and sauté onions for 2-3 minutes. Add hamburger meat and season with salt and pepper. You can also add Italian seasoning and garlic powder for extra taste. Cook until meat is cooked through.
  • Add grated garlic and stir in.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce
  • Add in chopped parsley and basil.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into prepared zucchini, and top with cheese.
  • Drizzle with oil.
  • Cover and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is lightly brown.

Veggie Stuffed

  • Cut you zucchini in half longways and scoop out center with a spoon.
  • Season the zucchini lightly with salt and pepper and set aside onto a cookie sheet or large baking dish.
  • Add oil to the pan.  Add cut up onions, and bell pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add remaining veggies.
  • Season generously with salt and pepper and stir in balsamic.
  • Cook until vegetables start to get tender.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into prepared zucchini, and top with cheese.
  • Drizzle with oil.
  • Cover and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is lightly brown.

Notes

  • You may need to bake a little longer depending on how big your zucchinis are.
  • Italian yields 8 zucchini halves
  • Veggie yields 4 zucchini halves