Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at

 This savory side dish 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.  “They’re also wonderful paired with any meat.” (This recipe is Diabetic Friendly!!)            

       Billie Moss                                                                   El Sobrante, California  


Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

4 medium zucchini

1 egg

1 cup chopped fresh spinach

¾ cups dry bread crumbs

½ cup tomato sauce

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained a finely chopped

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese

Trim ends of zucchini; place in a steamer basket.  In a saucepan, bring 1inch of water to a boil; add basket.  Cover and steam for 5 minutes.  When zucchini is cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a ¼ inch shell.  Set pulp aside. In a bowl, beat egg; add spinach, bread crumbs, tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and zucchini pulp.  Spoon into zucchini shells. Place in an ungreased 13×9 inch baking dish Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 20 minutes.  Top each with tomatoes and Swiss cheese.  Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.          8 servings   (Recipe for Stuffed Zucchini Boats was in


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