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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:
Chicken Bacon Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Cheesy-Stuffed Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls
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.
We are having having a hard time finding what kind of sausage for this recipe? Can you help?
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.
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.
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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.
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Yum, I love sausage and peppers together. Inside zucchini sounds even better!
Ohhh I hope you’re getting some good rest now! These stuffed zukes look amazing!!
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!
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!
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.
These look delicious! Good luck with the sleep training!
Hope your week gets better! Looks like a great recipe.
I love sausage and peppers and zucchini too. The combination must be delicious.
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!
Lauren, these look amazing! I can’t wait to try these!
This stuffed zucchini is perfect for a weeknight dinner…love it!
Hang in there! Getting my daughter on a routine took forever. I don’t know how you managed to make these zucchinis, looks good!
Man, these look really great! My kind of meal!
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.
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.
This stuffed zucchini looks so delicious! Must try it soon!
I hope Blake gets into a better sleep routine for you soon! You are like supper women!!
These stuffed zucchinis look incredible!! YUM!
Love stuffed zucchini! Hope the rest of your week goes faster!
Awww, poor Blake. Hope he gets into a good sleep routine soon. You are a super mom!! I need this stuffed zucchinis’ ASAP 🙂