These zucchini boats do look super easy and healthy!
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Easy Zucchini Boats

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A few weeks ago I was given this giant home grown zucchini so I had to put it to good use.  These easy zucchini boats were a hit for the whole family.  These could easyily be paleo or whole 30 by simply eliminating the cheese. I love how few ingredients are in this recipe. My family would love this healthier version.

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When shopping for the perfect zucchini for this recipe I suggest buying the largest ones you can find so you can stuff them with lots of meat.  I’ve also made this into a casserole by just slicing the zucchini up and throwing it in the casserole pan.  It tastes just as great, but isn’t as pretty or fun for the kiddos.These zucchini boats do look super easy and healthy!

Easy Zucchini Boats


  • 4-6 zucchini 
  • 1/2 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 3-4 sausage links (I like to use Aidells Chicken Sausage which is whole 30 compliant)
  • 1 15oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown your ground beef and drain fat. (also cook sausage if not a precooked variety)
  3. Add your onions, bell peppers, and precooked sliced sausage. Cook until onions become translucent.
  4. Stir in can of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  5. Slice zucchini, remove seeds, and place in casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle zucchini with parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  7. Fill zucchini with meat mixture and top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 45 min or until zucchini is soft.
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 I love how few ingredients are in this recipe. My family would love this healthier version.

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These zucchini boats do look super easy and healthy!

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  • Reply Ranae July 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Yum, I love zucchini boats, I will have to try this version!

  • Reply Linz @ Itz Linz July 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    i’ve tasted zucchini boats before but have never made them myself – this does look super easy!

  • Reply Stacy Tompkins October 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This cuisine looks not only delicious but also beautiful. How long does it take to cook this dishes. Can you give more detail recipe. I would like to cook it for my family

  • Reply Diana March 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I’m about to embark on the Whole30 journey but I thought cheese was not compliant however it is listed in this recipe. Which is correct? Will try this recipe anyway and omit the cheese for now, thanks!

    • Reply Tracy March 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Cheese is NOT whole30 compliant.

  • Reply ANN D October 3, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Do you have the nutritional information for the boats? I am especially looking for macros. Thank you!

    • Reply Krista October 3, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Hi Ann! I haven’t made these in a long while so I don’t know the macros. You should be able to easily import the recipe in MFP from our site though! Assuming you use MyFitnessPall. 🙂

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