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EASY Stuffed Zucchini Boats (Seasoned Zuke Logs) Recipe

  • Author: gimmie
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a super healthy way to get your daily intake of vegetables, that’s so tasty and fresh – and a great way to use up those zucchinis from your garden!


  • 4 medium zucchini (about 8 inches long, each)
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 C chopped tomatoes (or blend into a sauce)
  • 1/4 C chopped red onion
  • 1/2 C loosely packed, chopped, fresh basil
  • 1/2 t. of each: minced fresh garlic, rosemary and thyme
  • 3/4 pound ground beef (optional)
  • Optionally, you can add chopped vegetables such as fresh mushrooms, sweet red pepper, chopped green pepper (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare zucchini: Cut off ends, and cut lengthwise. Scoop out pulp and seeds (use a spoon), leaving 1/2-inch shells.
  • Drizzle the zucchini shells with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Prepare the zuke’s stuffing (filling): finely chop vegetables
  • If using meat cook it a skillet, with onion, mushrooms and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Add 1/2 cup cheese, salt and pepper; mix well. Spoon into the zucchini shells. If not using meat, and not cooking, then simply add ingredients to shells.
  • Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until zucchini is tender, 25-30 minutes.


  • When scooping out the pulp for Zucchini Boats, use a teaspoon.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 zucchini

Keywords: zucchini, vegetables, vegetarian, garden, healthy, app, appetizer, snack