Rockabilly Housewife's Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Rockabilly Housewife


Delicious alternative to pasta, a family favorite!


★★★★★ 1 vote

40 Min
30 Min


  • 4 medium
    zucchini (or 6 small)
  • 1 lb
    hot italian sausage
  • 1/2 large
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic (or two cloves, minced)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 dash(es)
    splash cooking wine, to taste
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    each: oregano, basil and thyme
  • dash(es)
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 4-6 slice
    jack, mozzarella, or other favorite cheese
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Rockabilly Housewife's Stuffed Zucchini Boats


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325. Prepare zucchini by halving down the middle, then scooping out the flesh to leave a shell. (If the zukes are large, cut in half again to make two pieces - see photo). Chop zucchini flesh coarsely and set aside. Salt and pepper shells and drain on paper towels.
  2. In a cast iron (or other heavy) pan, heat olive oil on Medium heat and cook onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute, then add Italian sausage. When sausage is nearly browned, add chopped zucchini and cook until liquid is released and reduced, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Add cooking wine, tomatoes and paste, and seasonings, and cook down until thick, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste, then add Parmesan Cheese and mix to combine.
  4. Pat zucchini shells dry with paper towels, then stuff with sausage mixture. Slice cheese into strips to fit top of zucchini boats, then bake for 30 minutes.

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About Rockabilly Housewife's Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #zucchini, #Italian

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