Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Sue H


Fresh from the oven, packed full of meat, sauce and cheese, makes for a delicious meal!
One of my favorite ways to cook zucchini...hope you enjoy it as well!

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30 Min


45 Min




3 medium
1/2 lb
italian pork sausage
1/2 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 c
bread crumbs, dry
1 or 2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
parmesan cheese, grated ( fresh, not boxed)!
1 jar(s)
24 oz. spaghetti sauce (i often use the canned hunts with meat)
1/2 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil.
Wash and trim stem ends from zucchini and slice lengthwise.
Place zucchini into the boiling water and par-boil for 2-3 minutes.(Do not overcook). Remove from water and place on cutting board or work surface.
Scoop flesh and seeds from zucchini halves using a melon baller or spoon, starting about 1/2 inch from the ends and leaving about 1/2 inch shell, creating a boat.
Chop and reserve flesh and seeds.
In a medium bowl; mix the flesh, seeds, sausage, ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic and parmesan cheese together, mixing well.(I just use my hands)!
Stuff each squash with meat mixture.
Pour 1/4 of the spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place zucchini halves onto the spaghetti sauce and pour the remaining sauce over the tops of zucchini.
Cover with foil and bake in a 350ยบ oven for 45 minutes or until sausage and beef are cooked through. Remove foil and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
Return to oven until cheese is melted. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian