Zucchini Boats

Float your way to a vegetable revolution by jumping on the zucchini boat. A pasta-less pasta dish can still be delicious!

Total Preparation/Cooking time: 60 minutes
Serves: 6 (1/2 zucchini or 1 boat per serving)


  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1 pound ground turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar low-sodium spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim stems from zucchinis, slice lengthwise, and scoop seeds out into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle zucchini halves with salt and pepper and place onto a baking pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes, remove pan from oven, and carefully blot additional water from the zucchinis using paper towels.

Cook meat in a skillet over medium-heat until browned. Transfer meat into bowl with the zucchini seeds and add the garlic, breadcrumbs, basil, roasted red peppers, and parmesan. Stir to combine. Stuff zucchinis with meat mixture and pour spaghetti sauce over zucchinis. Cover baking pan with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Put back in oven for about 5 minutes until cheese has melted, and serve.


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