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Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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These Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a great low carb meal that is delicious and one of the best ways to eat zucchini! Enjoy!

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Stuffed Zucchini Boats are heaven!!! But you know what isn’t? This week.

I feel like this week needs to be over already. I know its only Wednesday, but seriously. I’m exhausted. Why am I so tired, you ask?

We are in the process of switching Blake over to his crib in his room whilst getting him on somewhat of a schedule. I was waiting for homeboy to naturally get into a rhythm I could go along with. Problem is he was hardly sleeping in the day. He’ll sleep a good solid 6-hour stretch followed by another 3 or 4 hours at night but in the day, we’re talking minutes. 20 minutes here, 15 there.

Suuuuper annoying.

So I’m laying down the law and getting him into a routine….at the same time as getting him used to his crib. Basically, I am insane for trying to attempt this and as you would suspect, neither of us are sleeping very well. But, this phase doesn’t last long (or at least that’s what I keep telling myself), so I’m trying to stay positive….ask me how that’s going.

Actually, don’t. Check back in a week and we’ll see how the progress is going…


Za-za-zucchini! There are so many recipes I’m finding online for zucchini! It’s crazy. Lots of zucchini brownies, zucchini chocolate muffins, and stuffed zucchini! Way back when I posted a pizza stuffed zucchini recipe. Those are the bomb. Totally simple and low carb. Taking that idea last week, 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 🙂

Here’s how you do it:

Zucchini boatsStart by slicing 4 zucchini’s down the middle and scoop out the seeds. You need somewhere for this filling to go! Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake.Zucchini boats in a casserole dish After about 30 minutes once things start to soften, remove from the oven.Sausage and peppers Except, while that zucchini is getting all soft and lovely, make your filling! Saute onions, peppers, and Italian sausage together in a pan until brown.Sausage and peppers mixture Add in a little pizza sauce and stir.Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats Stuff this into your par-baked zucchinis! Try to divide it out as evenly as you can.Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats with cheese Top with a little mozzarella and bake for another 20-3o minutes.

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Once the cheese is melted and the stuffed zucchini boats are as crunchy or as tender as you’d like, serve! Super easy to do and makes a great way to use up a lot of zucchini FAST! Here’s the printable:

5 from 3 votes

Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a great low carb meal that is delicious and one of the best ways to eat zucchini! Enjoy!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 turkey sausages diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice zucchini in half and scoop out seeds. 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 pizza 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.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 72.2mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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Alfredo Stuffed Shells

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25 Responses
    1. Lauren

      I found some turkey sausages from Fred Meyer. But the aidell’s chicken sausages would work equally well in this application too! Those are a little more readily available.

  1. S. Butler

    5 stars
    My husband and I love these zucchini boats. They are easy to prepare early in the day or the night before and bake them right before supper. Great flavor! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Deborah

    5 stars
    We had these last night and I wish I had made double the recipe! They were great. My husband loved them too. We are not big zucchini fans, but if I scoop out a fair amount of the center, they are just right.

  3. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I hope Blake has gotten into a nice sleeping routine!

    And man oh man, these stuffed peppers are amazing. I may just have to make these for dinner!

  4. Karen

    No napping during the day? ugh…but at least he can sleep a straight stretch at night. Mine were up every 2 hours for what seemed like forever. Good luck with the routine…every time I thought i got into one, I blew it…..you exude energy in your posts whether you feel it or not. There is no way you can “train” for the sleep deprivation and I think it is one of the worst by products of having a baby/young kids. Feel your pain! Thanks for the wonderful zucchini recipe!

  5. Emily @ Life on Food

    5 stars
    I made stuffed zucchini for the first time last week and it was amazing. Even my husband loved it. I cannot wait to make it again.

  6. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction

    I love sausage and peppers and zucchini too. The combination must be delicious.

  7. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    These look absolutely fabulous and I’m so looking forward to make this. Hope Blake gets better with his routine during the day. Stay strong!

  8. Christina

    Hang in there! Getting my daughter on a routine took forever. I don’t know how you managed to make these zucchinis, looks good!

  9. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Oh my gosh girl, I don’t know how you do it (or moms in general). I would die on such little sleep – you are amazing!!

    I’ve seen stuffed zucchini a couple times now, and really need to try making them. Especially since any other veggie I’ve stuffed, I’ve loved, and zucchini is one of my favourite veggies.

  10. Jamie G

    This looks wonderful!

    You are living in a blur right now and with the power of hindsight I can say the blur passes quickly. Good luck on the sleep routine! It is so nice when they finally get the hang of nighttime sleeping.

  11. Tieghan

    I hope Blake gets into a better sleep routine for you soon! You are like supper women!!
    These stuffed zucchinis look incredible!! YUM!

  12. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Awww, poor Blake. Hope he gets into a good sleep routine soon. You are a super mom!! I need this stuffed zucchinis’ ASAP 🙂