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How to Make Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Updated on October 26, 2014
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Stuffed Zucchini Boats | Source

These Stuffed Zucchini Boats Are Healthy, Easy, and Scrumptious!

For a light, healthy, and easy meal, I definitely recommend trying my Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe. I found this recipe online and have been meaning to try it out for quite some time. I'm glad that I finally did!

As with most recipes I find, I tend to tweak them a bit to my liking, and this recipe is no different. Rather than regular bacon, I decided to use turkey bacon and also changed up some of the spices.

Some meals can be so heavy and leave you feeling uncomfortable after eating. This Stuffed Zucchini Boat recipe is exactly opposite of that. I found this meal to be light and delicious.

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Zucchini is Healthy for your Heart!

February is National Heart Healthy Month. Let's pay homage to this delicious vegetable! Zucchini is not only tasty, but is high in Potassium and reduces Blood Pressure and Heart Rates by countering the pressure effects of Sodium.

Information provided by: Nutrition-And-You

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Stuffed Zucchini Boats | Source

Recipe for Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I was looking for a healthy, yet interesting dinner idea and I came upon Stuffed Zucchini Boats at Kayotic Kitchen.

As usual, I tweaked the recipe to my tastes and substituted regular bacon with turkey bacon and also changed up the spices a bit as well. Of course, you could make this a vegetarian dish and leave out the turkey bacon or substitute it with vegetarian bacon.

This dish tasted amazing! One other perk is that it was an interesting way to prepare a healthy meal with plenty of vegetables, because let's face it, vegetables can get pretty dull and boring.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did and feel free to add your own tweaks and twists to make it fit your tastes.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • Yields: 2-4


  • 2 Medium Zucchini
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes - Chopped
  • 1/2 of a Medium Onion - Chopped
  • 6 Slices Turkey Bacon
  • 2 Tbsp Light Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees (F).
  2. Cut each Zucchini in half, lengthwise. Spoon out the middle of each Zucchini half, leaving roughly 1/2 inch of the Zucchini remaining. Save the Zucchini you scoop out and put to the side, you will need this later.
  3. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place pieces of Turkey Bacon on it, spaced evenly apart. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until crispy.
  4. While the Turkey Bacon is baking, sprinkle a pinch of salt in the depression of the Zucchini halves and brush the outside skin with olive oil. Place the Zucchini boats in a baking dish. Set aside.
  5. Next take the excess Zucchini you scraped out from the center and chop into small 1 inch pieces. At this time, also chop up the Roma Tomatoes, Onion, and Turkey Bacon.
  6. Place the chopped Zucchini, Roma Tomatoes, Onion, and Turkey Bacon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir in Sour Cream, Curry Powder, Dried Thyme, Parmesan, and Salt. Mix all ingredients together well.
  7. Spoon the vegetable mixture into the Zucchini boats. Then sprinkle the Shredded Mozzarella on the top of each one.
  8. Bake the Zucchini boats for approximately 25 minutes. Turn the oven on Broil for 2 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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How to Make Stuffed Zucchini Boats - Directions Accompanied by Photos

Begin by cutting two Zucchini in half, lengthwise. Then carve a depression in each Zucchini with a spoon.

Create Boats Out of Zucchini
Create Boats Out of Zucchini | Source

Next, place Turkey Bacon on a foil covered baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crispy.

Bake the Turkey Bacon
Bake the Turkey Bacon | Source

Rub the Zucchini Boats with Olive Oil & sprinkle with Salt. Place side by side in a baking dish.

Prepare Zucchini for Baking
Prepare Zucchini for Baking | Source

Chop the remaining Zucchini, Tomatoes, Onion, & Turkey Bacon into 1" pieces.

Create the "Stuffing"
Create the "Stuffing" | Source

Add Sour Cream, Curry Powder, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, & Parmesan. Stir well. Then spoon mix into Zucchini & top with Mozzarella.

Stuff the Zucchini Boats
Stuff the Zucchini Boats | Source

Bake Zucchini Boats at 400 degrees for 25 Mins or until crispy. Broil to brown cheese at the end, if desired. Let cool & serve!

Bake Zucchini Boats
Bake Zucchini Boats | Source

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      WoW! The zuc boat recipe sounds really tasty. Zucs has always been one of my favorite veggies. I like to put it on the grill and grill it along with all of the other veggies that are fixed at BBQ time. I have had something similar to your zuc boat and I enjoyed it. However, I have yet to try the zuc boats prepared as per your recipe. Your recipe sounds tantalizing and appreciate you sharing it. Thank You for stopping by my Grilled-n-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Labor Day is close by and hope you will give the burgers a try to enjoy them. Bon Appetit!

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      I have already cooked stuffed zucchini - now I have a new recipe to try :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am going to try this, and I aced the quiz...I'm good to go - I paid attention!

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      queenofduvetcover 4 years ago

      That looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • afropages lm profile image

      afropages lm 4 years ago

      I should try a zucchini soon! You make it look delicious!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      This looks like a tasty zucchini dish

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      khatha0808 4 years ago

      This make my hungry

    • Alessandro Zambon profile image

      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      This is the best lens I've ever found about zucchini, one of the most well known Italian vegetables!

      Thanks for all your hard work!