Recipe: Italian stuffed zucchini boats

These stuffed zucchini boats are a fun, nutritious way to experience traditional Italian flavors.


Vegetable Filling Mixture:

• 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced

• 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 small onion, chopped

• 1 teaspoon dried basil

• 1 teaspoon dried oregano

• 1 pinch of salt

• 1 pinch of pepper

Other ingredients:

• 5 zucchinis

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 raw tomato, chopped (or 5 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters)

• 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

italian stuffed zucchini boats


1. Preheat the broiler.

2. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise. Put the zucchini on a foil-lined baking tray and broil for 10 minutes.

3. Allow the zucchini to cool for 10 minutes.

4. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out the flesh to make something that resembles a boat. Take care to not break the skin of the zucchini. Set aside the zucchini pulp in a bowl to add to filling.

5. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini pulp, diced bell peppers, minced garlic, chopped onion, nutritional yeast, and spices.

6. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.

7. In a small bowl, mix together the sautéed pepper mixture, chopped tomatoes, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil.

8. Stuff the broiled zucchini with the vegetable mixture. 9. Broil an additional 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

Nutritional Information/ Amount per serving

Serving Size: 2 boats
Number of Servings: 5 servings

Calories 105

Protein 4.1 g

Total fat 6.2 g

Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g

Saturated fat 0.9 g

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g

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