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Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Zucchini are stuffed with sausage and topped with tomato sauce and melty cheese. See more

Stuffed Zucchini

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"This is good served with French bread and a salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Trim stems from zucchini and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in bowl. Mix seeds with sausage, garlic, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Stuff squash with sausage mixture and place in 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour sauce over squash and cover pan with foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until sausage is cooked. Remove foil and cover with mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.
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  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 05, 2006

This recipe needs a lot of adjustments. In order for the zucchini boats not to be undercooked, (ie. crunchy) they should be baking in the oven while the stuffing is prepared. I half-cooked the sausage, if nothing else just to get it a little eaiser to mix with the rest of the ingredients. I used a hot italian sausage and it really added to the flavor. Decrease the amount of breadcrumbs by 1/2 I also reccomend adding roasted red peppers (chopped), fresh basil and sundried tomatoes (chopped) to the stuffing along with crushed red pepper flakes (about 1 tablespoon). Also make sure you use a good quality tomato sauce and lots of extra cheese. There is so much potential with this recipe you just have to make it your own.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2003

Need to state that the meat be browned prior to adding and need to give suggested size of zuchini to use.

Mar 27, 2006

Awesome! This was met with mixed reviews from Sonny. Hubby and I couldn't get enough. This is very filling though. Made for dinner lastnight, this morning Sonny said "that was good dinner lastnight" We will make this again. Followed recipe exactly, browning sausage 1st. We used 3 zucchini about 5 inches in diameter and 9 inches long, filled our casserole dish completely. Thanks so much for this recipe.

Aug 01, 2012

This is delish as written! Thanks LTHASKINS!! I don't know why people write things in their reviews that they can't possibly know if they don't make it as written. If they want to use this recipe as a base and come up with a new one, post it as a different recipe. You DO NOT need to brown the meat first and you should know not to use a very large zucchini and expect it to cook in 45 minutes without precooking it some. It was also delicious with regular sausage and good mozzarella! Everybody loved it.

Aug 19, 2008

Yum! I made it pretty close to the original recipe (something unusual for me). The only thing I changed were I used bulk Italian sausage and added an egg to the mixture. Oh, and I upped the garlic (like triple or more) and added fresh basil to the sauce. My recommendations- Use whatever sausage you like to start with. Italian was great. My friend Becky used Mushroom and Asiago that she got from Trader Joes. I don't recommend Mozerella cheese. Though it tasted fine, it resembled plastic on top. My friend used jack cheese and it was great. I love the sauce. I want more of it (50-100 percent more. We served it with Pasta. My friend used brown Batsmati rice. I liked them both, but the rice was better to me. We just wanted more of that yummy sauce.

May 22, 2004

This is one of my husband's favorite recipes, and while we cook it mostly in the early summer months, he loves when I surprise him with it during the rest of the year also. I have never pre-cooked my meat, and it always turns out wonderful. Add a salad and some garlicy bread and it is more than a meal! Great Recipe!!!

Sep 01, 2004

Yummy! Even my kids loved it! I served this with garlic bread and pasta. I cooked the sausage mixture first and reduced the baking time to 30 minutes.

Feb 03, 2009

this is sooo good as stated,but you can do any kind of grounded meat(lamb,turkey,beef and morningstar crumbles,i have tried them all)my daughter call then pizza boats.yummy


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  • Calories
  • 878 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 58.4 g
  • 90%
  • Fiber
  • 9.1 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 2118 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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