Stuffed Zucchini Boats

All things Italian-style are right up my alley. Bolognese, {zucchini} linguine, you name it. One hard transition for me when removing gluten and dairy from my diet was not being able to eat those hearty pasta dishes that I always loved. That was one of the big reasons I started and developed Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, to make those dishes you thought you could no longer eat, possible (and healthy)!
Stuffed Zucchini Boats

We loved these stuffed zucchinis because they are fun and easy to eat, yet hearty, filling, and delicious. I also love how you can get the zucchini as soft or as firm as you desire!

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These zucchini boats are…

Soft but firm, packed with hearty Italian flavor, comforting, flavorful, and easy to eat!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:40

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375
  • 2. Clean and cut zucchinis in half down the middle so you have two boats
  • 3. Using a spoon or a melon baller, scoop out the center (you don't want it too too thin)
  • 4. Place zucchini on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes while preparing your filling
  • 5. In a large pan heat oil and garlic
  • 6. Add in onions, carrots, and peas (add in mushrooms if using them); cook for 5 minutes or until veggies are cooked down and soft
  • 7. Add in meat and cook until brown
  • 8. Add your tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, red pepper, cayenne, basil sea salt, and pepper- mix well to combine (if adding spinach, add it here)
  • 9. Let the flavors cook together for an additional 5–7 minutes, until mixture thickens, taste and adjust spices as desired
  • 10. Remove zucchini from the oven and spoon mixture into each boat
  • 11. Cover each boat filling with parmesan cheese and place back into the oven for 15 minutes, or until zucchini is cooked to your liking
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    Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:40

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375
  • 2. Clean and cut zucchinis in half down the middle so you have two boats
  • 3. Using a spoon or a melon baller, scoop out the center (you don't want it too too thin)
  • 4. Place zucchini on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes while preparing your filling
  • 5. In a large pan heat oil and garlic
  • 6. Add in onions, carrots, and peas (add in mushrooms if using them); cook for 5 minutes or until veggies are cooked down and soft
  • 7. Add in meat and cook until brown
  • 8. Add your tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, red pepper, cayenne, basil sea salt, and pepper- mix well to combine (if adding spinach, add it here)
  • 9. Let the flavors cook together for an additional 5–7 minutes, until mixture thickens, taste and adjust spices as desired
  • 10. Remove zucchini from the oven and spoon mixture into each boat
  • 11. Cover each boat filling with parmesan cheese and place back into the oven for 15 minutes, or until zucchini is cooked to your liking
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