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    The 25 BEST Zucchini Boat Recipes

    If you have a big crop of summer zucchini, of have come across some big squash in the market, there’s nothing better to do with than stuff them!

    We’ve compiled this list of easy and healthy Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes for you to cook.

    You’ll find all sorts of tasty flavor themes for stuffed Zucchinis, including Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian, Asian and more!

    Whether you’re looking for something low-carb and keto friendly, a light meatless meal, or a complete dish with meat, starch and veggies, there’s something for you here in this amazing Zucchini boat recipes list!

    Go through this list of great stuffed zucchini recipes, and enjoy the bounties of summer!

    Stuffed zucchini recipes - the best zucchini boats.

    Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes:

    1. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

    Zucchini boats are a cute and creative way to make zucchini, and we’re starting off this list with these Mediterranean zucchini boats.

    They’re stuffed with a flavorful, yet low-carb filling, and they aren’t just healthy – they’re gorgeous!

    As an extra bonus, you don’t bake them, so no heating up the kitchen!

    Get the Recipe

    2. Taco Zucchini Boats

    Taco Zucchini Boat are a delicious and lighter twist for taco night.

    They have all the same flavors you love in regular tacos, plus with the added bonus of more veggies power!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    3. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

    Looking for a recipe with a bit of kick? This Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boat recipe is perfect for you! These Boats are so delicious, easy to make, and low carb.

    With just a few ingredients and homemade ranch dressing, you will have these Zucchini Boats on your dinner table in less than an hour.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    4. Grilled Zucchini Boats

    We love these grilled zucchini boats, they just scream summer. They have a Mediterranean themed quinoa stuffing with olives, tomatoes, and feta.

    Fire up the grill, you’re going to want to make these again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ kristineskichenblog

    5. 3 Cheese Zucchini Boats

    These 3 cheese zucchini boat are a perfect meatless summer dinner. They have Italian seasoning and a variety of cheese to make an awesome meal.

    This recipe is packed with flavor, and is absolutely simple and easy to make.

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    6. Mexican Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Zucchini boats – Mexican style! These Mexican stuffed zucchini boats are loaded with seasoned beef, beans, and vegetables.

    They’re easy to make, and are packed with marvelous Mexican flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    7. Giant Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

    If you have some huge zucchini out of your garden, try these Giant Sausage Stuffed Zucchini.

    They’re brimming with Italian-inspired ingredients like Italian sausages, tomatoes, and a shower of basil parmesan breadcrumbs.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyrecipes

    8. Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Make it an Italian night with these lasagna stuffed zucchini boats. They’re so delicious, and make a great way to get even the pickiest eaters to have their veggies.

    Great zucchini boat recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    9. Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Here’s another pizza themed zucchini boat recipe, this time it’s everybody’s favorite pizza!.

    This Pizza Stuffed Zucchini boat recipe is filled with pizza sauce, melted cheese, ground turkey, and mini pepperoni

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    10. Loaded Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

    As you’ve seen, zucchini boats are a clever way to make low-carb recipes, and they’re a clever way to use zucchini too.

    These chicken enchilada zucchini boats are flavorful, delicious, and creative! The classic tortilla won’t be missed.

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks

    11. Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Cilantro Lime Shrimp

    This Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe is a great light dinner option, with tons of veggies and Mexican seasoned shrimp.

    Be sure not to muss this recipe when the summer crop is in!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    12. Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini

    This Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini recipe is a healthy main for meatless nights, and is totally satisfying.

    They are easy to prepare, and can be a great make ahead dish.

    Get the Recipe @ afamilyfeast

    13. Low Carb Burrito Zucchini Boats

    These delicious Low Carb Burrito Zucchini Boats are a simple dinner, and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.

    So skip the tortilla and grab a Zucchini!

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

    14. Cheesy Meatball Stuffed Zucchini

    Cheesy Meatball Stuffed Zucchini are super easy to make, and extremely delicious!

    You and your family will simply love this awesome recipe, which gets ready in an hour.

    Get the Recipe @ mostlyhomemademom

    15. Jalapeño Popper Zucchini Boats

    This Jalapeño Popper Zucchini Boat recipe is super delicious!

    You will love this stuffed zucchini for several reasons, but mostly because it’s completely crave-worthy and extremely tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    16. Philly Cheese Steak Zucchini Boats 

    Philly Cheese Steak Zucchini Boats are jam-packed with delicious flavors. They are very easy to make, and get ready in just 35 minutes.

    They’re a healthy alternative to the regular bread-based sandwich.

    Get the Recipe @ blondelish

    17. Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

    Here’s one of our favorite recipes on this list – chicken parm zucchini boats.

    They are loaded up with tender chicken, smothered in marinara sauce, and topped with plenty of melty mozzarella cheese. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ joyfulhealthyeats

    18. Greek Chicken Zucchini Boats

    You will love the Mediterranean flavors in these Greek Chicken Zucchini Boats!

    Fill zucchini with a mix of tomatoes, olives, feta, and oregano, which makes a wholesome meal packed with bold flavors. One of our favorite zucchini boat recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ cleanfoodcrush

    19. Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini Boats

    This Garlic Sesame Chicken Zucchini boat is very easy to make and so tasty! The Asian-style sauce makes this dish mouth-watering and absolutely delicious.

    You will love this 20 minutes dinner recipe so much that you will add it to your weekly rotation menu.

    Get the Recipe @ swankyrecipes

    20. Creamy Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    This Creamy Chicken Stuffed Zucchini boat is so tasty!

    It’s a delicious stuffed zucchini recipe that’s perfect for a hectic weeknight when you crave comfort food but want to keep things light.

    Get the Recipe @ theyummybowl

    21. Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    This super easy, healthy Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boat is perfect for all of those summer garden zucchini!

    It’s a seriously simple recipe that’s full of delicious flavors, without all the guilt.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    22. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    One of our favorite stuffed zucchini recipes, these Spinach and Feta Stuffed Zucchini Boats makes an excellent and tasty summer side dish!

    This fast, flavorful, and fresh Spinach and Feta Stuffed Zucchini Boat will be one of your favorite summer recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ thesugarandsaltco

    23. Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini Boats make the best veggie-packed, low-carb meal.

    This recipe is easy to prep and ready in just 35 minutes, and is filled with homemade ratatouille and topped with mozzarella cheese.

    Get the Recipe @ chefdehome

    24. Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini


    These Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini are a great low carb and healthier option for all those summer cookout times!

    They’re so good, no one will miss the bun!

    Get the Recipe @ insidebrucrewlife

    25. Cheesy Beef & Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    These Cheesy Beef & Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats are super easy, healthy, and best of all, it’s incredibly tasty and flavorful.

    Perfect for a weeknight dinner, which you and your family will just love.

    Get the Recipe @ notenoughcinnamon

    So there you go, twenty five great stuffed zucchini recipes. Which one will become your summer favorite?

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    The 25 BEST Zucchini Boats

    These Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes will give you plenty of healthy meals to cook with your summer crop. We love these Mediterranean themed boats:


    • 3 medium zucchini
    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3 Tbsp feta cheese, for garnishing
    • 1 Tbsp pine nuts, for garnishing
    • Salt and pepper to taste


      1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and cook the ground beef. Crumble the beef it as you go along. Stir in salt, pepper, chopped garlic, oregano, thyme and paprika. Cook until beef is fully cooked. Remove from heat. Once cooled stir in cherry tomato halves and parsley.
      2. Cut the zucchini into halves, lengthwise. Brush olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Place them flesh side down on a lightly oiled griddle or caste iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook 3-5 minutes until soft. Turn the zucchini halves over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
      3. Plate them out and let them cool. Once ready to handle, with the help of spoon, scoop out the flesh to hollow out the zucchini to create the the boats. Stir this zucchini flesh into the meat mixture.
      4. Arrange the boats onto a serving platter. Fill the prepared stuffing generously into each boat. Garnish with feta cheese, pine nuts and parsley.

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