Recipe: Tasty Zucchini Boats

Zucchini Boats. Zucchini boats are the perfect way to make an otherwise light veggie side into a hearty and filling meal. To make zucchini boats, simply scoop the flesh out of the zucchini halves and stuff them with a filling of your choice. You have a meal, and a creative way to use up all the zucchini in your garden.

Zucchini Boats Here are some more ideas on how to change up these stuffed zucchinis. Zucchini Taco Boats – hamburger meat, chili powder, cumin, cheese, olives, tomatoes, avocados Directions. This is an Italian style stuffed zucchini, but there are so many other great ways to fill your squash! You can cook Zucchini Boats using 7 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Zucchini Boats

  1. Prepare 1 pound of ground sausage (ground: beef, turkey, chicken optional).
  2. You need 8 oz of (1/2 16oz jar) hot salsa (mild optional).
  3. Prepare 6 of medium zucchini.
  4. It’s 1 cup of mozzarella or Cheddar cheese shredded.
  5. You need 1 cup of part skim ricotta cheese.
  6. It’s 1 of egg.
  7. You need 1 tsp of Mrs. Dash.

Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise. Crumble sausage into a small skillet; add onion and celery. Chop the zucchini flesh and set aside. In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and let heat through.

Zucchini Boats instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F..
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground sausage, and drain off any grease. Add salsa and mix well, and let simmer for 5–7 minutes to let flavors meld..
  3. In a bowl mix ricotta cheese with egg and add Mrs. Dash (mix well).
  4. Slice zucchini lengthwise, and scoop out the center using a teaspoon..
  5. Place zucchini boats on a baking sheet, and spoon in a heaping teaspoon of ricotta mixture, then spoon on the salsa meat mixture. Top with shredded cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes..

Stuffed Zucchini Boats are the perfect way to enjoy your fresh summer zucchini! Tender zucchini filled with a silky meat sauce, topped with cheese and baked until tender. Serve this easy dish with a side salad and garlic bread for the perfect family meal! Stuffed Zucchini Boats This savory side dish from Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California is reason enough to give zucchini extra space in your garden. "I like to serve these veggie-stuffed boats with a loaf of homemade bread and slices of melon and avocado nestled on crisp lettuce leaves," she suggests. In order for the zucchini boats not to be undercooked, (ie. crunchy) they should be baking in the oven while the stuffing is prepared.