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stuffed zucchini boats

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lori Redifer
Ephrata, PA

My daughter and I love zucchini but my husband and grandson are not fans. So I was trying to use up zucchini in a way that might appeal to the kid in both of them with Boats!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For stuffed zucchini boats

  • 3 md
    zucchini, cut in half length wise
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 lb
    bulk pork sausage
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 3/4 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp
    montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 3 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1
  • olive oil
  • montreal steak seasoning

How To Make stuffed zucchini boats

  • 1
    Wash zucchini and cut in half down the length of it. Spoon out all of the seed center.
  • 2
    Lightly coat zucchini half with olive oil by rubbing in inside and on the outer skin. Sprinkle Montreal Steak Seasoning on the inner side of the zucchini. Set on 2 separate baking pans until ready to fill.
  • 3
    In large mixing bowl, combine sausage and ground beef. Mix thoroughly.
  • 4
    Add softened cream cheese and mix thoroughly into the meat mixture.
  • 5
    Add 2 tsps. of Montreal steak seasoning, parsley, garlic and the egg to the meat mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • 6
    Then add the onion, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and bread crumbs to the mixture and again mix until it is mixed throughout the meat mixture.
  • 7
    *optional* You can chop up the insides that have been scooped out of the zucchini and add them at this point.
  • 8
    After all ingredients are mixed in well, fill zucchini halves with the meat mixture.
  • 9
    Lightly sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of them and put them in the oven to bake.
  • 10
    Oven should be preheated and set to 375 degrees. Bake for 60 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Meat temperature of 170 degrees.