Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats


Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats
2 to 4
30 Min

Summer yields some of the best produce! Our Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a creative way to utilize some of those delicious veggies you have growing in your garden or picked up from the market! Italian zucchini boats are some of our favorite ways to clean out the fridge - and if you've got some ground meat on-hand, why not throw that in too?

What You'll Need

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and seeds, leaving 1/4-inch shell (use a small spoon for this). Reserve pulp from both zucchinis and chop.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine pulp, garlic, tomato, mushrooms, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil and 1/2 cup cheese. Divide mixture evenly between zucchini shells. Place stuffed zucchinis in prepared baking dish; cover with foil.
  4. Bake 25 minutes, or until zucchinis are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil and serve.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 1

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 0.0
  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Total Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.0g 0 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 0.0mg 0 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 0.0g 0 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0 %
  • Sugars 0.0g 0 %

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I will add this to my zucchini recipe file. I love stuffed zucchini with either hamburger or Italian sausage. It won't be long before zucchini will be bursting out in my garden and I will need to make many zucchini recipes to use them all! This recipe will be good with garlic bread on the side.

I will definitely try this and add some sausage or hamburg. To missd, highlight the recipe and directions, copy and past to a word document. Add name of recipe and delete whatever you don't want (like the arthritis ad), save to a file or print. That is what I always do.

I love stuffed zucchini! This Italian flavor twist seems extra fab.

What is the Nutritional value of this recipe? How does one fine it on Mr. Food?

My cousin adds bacon pieces to hers (yummmmm...). The leftovers are good too, if you have any!

AMAZING!!! Especially using the zucchini, tomato, and garlic from my garden! Delicious flavor. I had to use grated parm tho so I only used 1/2 Cup parm mixed throughout so the cheese didn't overpower the rest

I added 1lb. Ground turkey....recipe was good...I also would like to be able to print recipe and directions is expensive.....thanks : )

I wish you would include calories for each recipe,

I wish you would set up your site so that when printing a recipe, the ads are not included. This wastes too much ink, which is very expensive. Thanks.

This sounds great and I would love to make it but what kind and how many/much tomatoes do you use? They are NOT listed in the ingredients but are listed in the instructions.

Hi there, the tomato is actually listed in the ingredients, it's the third one down. Enjoy!

This was very tasty. Definitely a keeper!

My husband's family really enjoyed this recipe. I did not have any mushrooms so I used chopped up green peppers. It turned out really great. I have celiac disease so this was something new for me to try and I loved it.


The parmesan is shredded. Can buy Kraft or perhaps a store brand in a container in the dairy section of the grocery. It also comes in the hanging packages.

Are we using fresh grated parm. or powder in the jar?

I made this the other night..... and omg so good. My neighbor loved it also so I gave her a copy of the recipe. I used Bell tomatoes.

I made this as a main dish with Italian sausage & ground beef with above recipe with a little bit of dirty rice on the side. my family ate all of it. I will make this dish again. "OOH IT'S WAS SO GOOD!!''

This is a great recipe. And versatile. I use diced tomatoes, oregano, red onion, the chopped zucchini, beans - either canelini or chick peas - and feta instead of parm.

Try this with ground italian sausage or beef added

This is really good. I put stewed tomatoes chopped up ion mine.

Looks and Sounds just GREAT!! Can't wait to get to the Market to buy some veggies and make this! Thanks for a great receipe for the summer. Vict

I made this last night exactly as the recipe states, with exception of substituting a 4 ounce can of mushrooms for fresh as I did not have fresh. I loved it and I know my husband did too as he kept saying 'This is good'. It took a little bit of prep time but once in the oven I prepared the remainder of the meal and it worked out perfectly. Thanks Mr. Food team!

Would you be able to freeze this recipe after cook or before baking ?

Delicious!!! I'm going to try this recipe with shaved pork tenderloin.

What a great idea! My family loves stuffed peppers and I will try this adding ground beef, some rice, and onions. May add some tomato sauce on top and some Pizza cheese and use as a main meal.

I am a vegaterian, just made a few minutes ago, love it

I made this recipe, it was very tasty.


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