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Stuffed Zucchini Boats are baked tender soft zucchini stuffed with a hearty sausage, onion and peppers marinara sauce and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Stuffed Zucchini is easy to make. These are a great low carb meal option that is healthy, delicious and one of the best ways to eat zucchini! Still have more zucchini? Try my Fried Zucchini next!
Za-za-zucchini! Do you have zucchini coming out of your ears from your garden? I sure do! There are so many recipes I’m finding for zucchini! It’s crazy. Lots of zucchini brownies, zucchini chocolate cupcakes and of course zucchini bread. But today is all about stuffed zucchini! These are the bomb. Totally simple and low carb. I decided to use sausage and peppers and stuff that little mixture into some zucchini for a tasty little meal. Seriously. It was super yummy. And pretty simple too 🙂
How to Make Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Stuffed Zucchini Boats are an easy one pan meal that covers all the bases. For full recipe details, see the printable recipe card down below. Here is what you can expect when making this recipe.
Prep + Preheat
Preheat oven. Slice zucchini in half and scoop out seeds, using a spoon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place flesh side up in a bake 9×13 pan. Bake for 30 mins.
Sauté Veggies + Sausage
While the zucchini is baking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté onions, peppers and sausage until browned. Stir in salt, pepper, basil, oregano and marinara sauce. Remove from heat.
Could I use a different sausage?
Absolutely! If turkey sausage isn’t your thing or don’t have it on hand, you could use chicken, pork, beef sausage…whatever you prefer will work for the filling.
Adding Filling to Zucchini Boats + Bake
Once zucchini is finished baking, fill with sausage and peppers mixture, top with mozzarella cheese and return to oven to bake. If you’d prefer a crunchier zucchini 10-15 minutes would be sufficient. If you’d like it softer, bake 30 minutes.
Once the cheese is melted and the stuffed zucchini boats are as crunchy or as tender as you’d like, serve!
What To Serve with Stuffed Zucchini Boats?
While these could totally be a meal on their own, here are a few idea to help you out:
Storing Zucchini Boat Leftovers
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
To Make Ahead and Freeze
Allow Zucchini Boats time to cool completely. Place in an airtight, freezer safe container. These will stay fresh in the freezer for about 1 month.
Other Stuffed Recipes You Might Like:
Love Zucchini? Here are a Few Recipes using Zucchini:
- Zucchini Fritters
- Fried Zucchini
- Soft Zucchini Bread Recipe (super easy!)
- Lemon Zucchini Cookies
- Zucchini Brownies
These are super easy to do and make a great way to use up a lot of zucchini FAST! Be sure to print/save/bookmark or share this recipe, to keep it handy. The printable recipe card is below. Have a great day, friends! 🙂
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Slice zucchini in half and scoop out seeds. Place in a 9×13 pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes.
- While that is baking, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté onions, peppers and sausage until browned, 5-7 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, basil, oregano and marinara sauce. Remove from heat.
- Once zucchini is finished baking, fill with sausage and peppers, top with cheese and return to oven to bake. If you'd prefer a crunchier zucchini 10-15 minutes would be sufficient. If you'd like it softer, bake 30 minutes.
- Serve hot.