Zucchini Boats

Main Dishes · July 6, 2015

Zucchini Boats filled with Italian sausage and sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and basil! Get the recipe at { lilluna.com }

We found another recipe we love!!!

Recently, the hubby and I have been trying to eat a little bitter and have been increasing the amount of protein and veggies we eat and having less carbs. It’s pretty sad considering we love our carbs, but it’s been fun trying to come up with new recipes for us to enjoy.

I had seen many recipes for Zucchini Boats via Pinterest, and thought we ought to give it a try. We decided that Italian sausage would be a great meat for the dish so we used that as our filler along with some traditional Ragu sauce. I knew we’d have to add cheese because my husband is slightly obsessed so that’s what we did. We topped it off with Mozzarella cheese, garlic salt and basil. The result?? A SUPER simple and super yummy dish that I will definitely be adding to the rotation. I admit the kids weren’t too excited about it, but I think that’s because they don’t like sausage in general and think it’s “spicy” – LOL!

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If you’d like to give this recipe a try, here it is.

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Zucchini Boats
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 zucchinis
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 - 2 cups Ragu original sauce
  • 1½ cups mozzarella cheese
  • garlic salt (to taste)
  • basil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut 6 zucchini in half and spoon out middle contents.
  3. Cook 1 lb. Italian sausage in a pan until no longer pink. Add 1-2 cups Ragu (depending if you like more or less sauce) and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini to a pan and spoon meat into zucchinis.
  5. Top with garlic salt, mozzarella cheese and basil.
  6. Cook at for 14 - 16 minutes

NOTE: This recipe would be so easy to change up! Jut fill it with your favorite meat, cheese and seasonings!

Zucchini Boats filled with Italian sausage and sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and basil! Get the recipe at { lilluna.com }

Zucchini Boats filled with Italian sausage and sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and basil! Get the recipe at { lilluna.com }

Zucchini Boats filled with Italian sausage and sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and basil! Get the recipe at { lilluna.com }

YUMMY!

I love zucchini, and am so excited we tried this out. I’d love to hear if any of you have tried these before and would love to know what you filled your “boats” with. 😉

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Zucchini Boats filled with Italian sausage and sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese and basil! Get the recipe at { lilluna.com }

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Comments

Georgia

Looks like so much fun! Healthy and delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome!! It’s a great and simple recipe. Let me know if you give it a try. 😉

Veronica

YUM! This looks amazing! Unfortunately my hubby cant have the cheese (boo! because I LOVE cheese!) so we usually just grill our zucchini with some olive oil, salt and pepper.

    Lil' Luna

    Bummer about your hubby, but grilling the zucchini sounds great too!!

Melissa

Oh, I used to make these and I totally forgot about them! My husband and I loved them! Thanks for reminding me!

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome! There are just so many possibilities too. Thanks for stopping by. 😉

Beth

Just ate these for dinner. I didn’t use red sauce. They are great!
His had steak & onion. Mine had ground beef & portobello mushrooms & onions.
Topped with pepper jack & mozzarella.
Thank you for the post,

    Beth

    Now I’m making more lol. I only made one and we each ate half. Still hungry as they weren’t that long. So what dies that mean??? That means husband approved!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL! SO glad they were a hit. The best part about this recipe is that it can be modified to your liking. Yours both sound yummy!

Linda

I made these tonight for supper. They were delicious. I used hamburg instead of the sausage because that’s what I had in the freezer. Worked well. Since there are only two of us here, I cut the recipe in half, and still have enough for another supper. Served with garlic toast

    Lil' Luna

    PERFECT!! The best part of this recipe is being able to change it up every time! Hamburger meat would be great. 😉

Help4NewMoms

This recipe looks amazing! thanks for sharing…the ribbons and pasta looks great, too!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you!! I hope you’re able to give it a try and enjoy it. 😉

Sherri

I was so inspired by this post I decided to make them for dinner tonight. I got some zuchinni from a friend’s garden, but not the little ones. These are on the large size, probably 14 inches long. I figure that means more I can scoop out and more filling I can add!
Cant wait to eat!! Also serving with garlic toast. Yummmmm!!

Megan

These are so tasty! We filled ours with marinara, chopped yellow pepper, sausage, brown rice, green onion and topped with white cheddar. YUMMY! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

    Lil' Luna

    Oooh, your versions sounds amazing. SO glad you liked them. 🙂

Mere

Any suggestions on what to do with the middle of the zucchini with this mean instead of throwing it out?

    Lil' Luna

    You could peel the middle, so it’s like shoe strings and add it to pastas or salads. You could add it to breads, too! I have some great recipes with zucchini on the blog:)

Judy

another hit in our house from Lil’Luna! The Hubby was not sure at first but then ate them up like nothing and was very impressed-thanks for another great low carb recipe!.

    Lil' Luna

    LOL…you’re welcome! Aren’t they delicious?? Glad you found another keeper!!

Harry Carver

Just got an Air Fryer, Looking forward to learning how to Cook with it!!!

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