Zucchini Boats

By July 11, 2016

What to do with a boatload of zucchini? Make Stuffed Zucchini Boats, of course! Fill with whatever you'd like, top with some grated cheese, & enjoy šŸ™‚

This recipe keeps the zucchini pretty crunchy. If you want a softer boat, make the initial zucchini-only roasting step a few minutes longer.

 1 lb Ground Beef, Sausage or Chorizo (optional, use beans for vegetarian/vegan prep)
 1 tsp each: oregano, salt, cumin (if using chorizo, skip the seasonings)
 2 zucchini
 1/2 red onion
 1 cup shredded green cabbage
 handful fresh basil, torn
 a few tbsp salsa
 Grated cheddar cheese (optional)
 Other filling ideas: black or pinto beans, minced garlic or jalapeƱo, sweet corn, diced tomatoes, mozzarella, etc!
1

Turn oven to 400.

2

Brown meat if using in a skillet with a little oil, adding seasonings (if not using chorizo.) Remove from heat.

3

Slice zucchini in half the long way and scoop out seeds. Brush lightly with olive, sunflower or coconut oil. and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Bake unstuffed zucchini for 5 minutes, cut side up.

4

In a bowl, mix together the rest of the stuffing ingredients (except cheese.) Remove zucchini from oven and spoon in the filling.

5

Bake the stuffed zucchini for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, add cheese to top, and bake 5 min longer watch for burning.) Serve warm.

Ingredients

 1 lb Ground Beef, Sausage or Chorizo (optional, use beans for vegetarian/vegan prep)
 1 tsp each: oregano, salt, cumin (if using chorizo, skip the seasonings)
 2 zucchini
 1/2 red onion
 1 cup shredded green cabbage
 handful fresh basil, torn
 a few tbsp salsa
 Grated cheddar cheese (optional)
 Other filling ideas: black or pinto beans, minced garlic or jalapeƱo, sweet corn, diced tomatoes, mozzarella, etc!

Directions

1

Turn oven to 400.

2

Brown meat if using in a skillet with a little oil, adding seasonings (if not using chorizo.) Remove from heat.

3

Slice zucchini in half the long way and scoop out seeds. Brush lightly with olive, sunflower or coconut oil. and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Bake unstuffed zucchini for 5 minutes, cut side up.

4

In a bowl, mix together the rest of the stuffing ingredients (except cheese.) Remove zucchini from oven and spoon in the filling.

5

Bake the stuffed zucchini for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, add cheese to top, and bake 5 min longer watch for burning.) Serve warm.

Zucchini Boats

2 Comments

  • Max says:

    Terrific. We mixed pinto beans with the sausage/veggie mix and it was heaven. Also, used feta cheese. Will make often.

  • Annie Ericson says:

    Such a simple, healthy and delicious recipe! I love the easy variations that’ll keep the recipe interesting time and time again. We used the suggestions above and added jalapeno and sweet corn. YUM!

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