Stuffed Zucchini Boats

by Marla on January 30, 2013 · 36 comments

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Guess what you guys? This weekend is the 47th Super Bowl. I had to do a Google search to figure that one out. It is gonna be held in New Orleans. While it is on I will not watch. I will be out skiing. I will however make more of these Stuffed Zucchini Boats to munch on.

This simple to prepare recipe would be great for game day nibbles and aprés ski snacks.

Be sure to have all kinds of toppings and a whole bunch of cheese ready. They come together in just minutes.

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By the way….I am on a super fun trip in Northern Minnesota right now.

Enjoying nature, shootin’ guns and stuff.

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Hope you love my puppy chapeau as much as I do!

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Let’s get back to zucchini…

You can prep your zucchini ahead of time by trimming them in half lengthwise and scooping out the seeds with a melon baller.

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Have fun with your fillings and toppings.

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Olive oil, minced garlic, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and white cheeses are our favorites.

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Top with smoked turkey, ham, artisan salami, crumbled sausage….you get the drift.

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I purchased amazing artisan cheese at my favorite cheese shop in Telluride, Over the Moon.

Also that fennel pollen salami. Yup. Fennel pollen.

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These are so tasty when all the flavors melt together.

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Go right on ahead and slap on some avocado slices. You will be very glad you did.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats // Gluten Free, Grain Free Veggie Pizzas // FamilyFreshCooking.com

The bubbly cheese is pure heaven!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats // Gluten Free, Grain Free Veggie Pizzas // FamilyFreshCooking.com

What will you put on your zucchini boats?

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Ingredients

  • 2 Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • minced Garlic
  • handful Cilantro
  • Baby Spinach
  • handful of sliced or shredded Cheese (Provolone, Mozzarella, Feta, etc)
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • Salami
  • sliced Avocado
  • thinly sliced Turkey, Ham, Prosciutto, etc.

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 400 F with the rack in the middle. Trim the ends off the zucchini. Slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a melon baller and discard. Place zucchini on a foil lined baking dish. Drizzle inside the boats with olive oil. Spoon in minced garlic, layer in baby spinach, cherry tomato halves, cilantro and some cheese. Bake for 20 minutes pull out of the oven. Top with salami, avocado, deli meats and some more cheese. Broil (watching carefully) for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Finish with fresh cilantro.
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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 leslie January 30, 2013 at 6:41 am

LOVE the hat almost as much as I love the sound of these Zucchini Boats!

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2 Rosa January 30, 2013 at 6:42 am

A scrumptious dish! Stuffed vegetables are always so enjoyable.

Enjoy your trip!

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 HeatherChristo January 30, 2013 at 6:49 am

Looks tasty and healthy! Have a great vacation!

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4 Joshua @ Slim Palate January 30, 2013 at 6:59 am

This is a great idea! Why haven’t I thought about this?! Zucchini plus delicious fillings, something the world must know about. Thank you for the link to my stir fry recipe as well, I can’t believe you have actually been to my blog I love yours!

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5 Kevin (Closet Cooking) January 30, 2013 at 7:03 am

Those zucchini boats are looking really good!

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6 Lisa | With Style and Grace January 30, 2013 at 7:07 am

This sounds awesome! Definitely my kind of game day food.

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7 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom January 30, 2013 at 7:11 am

These look sooo good!

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8 Aimee @ Simple Bites January 30, 2013 at 7:13 am

I pretty much stick with onions, cheese and mushrooms in my zucc boats, but you’ve inspired to me, Marla!

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9 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 30, 2013 at 7:16 am

Love this – what an awesome and portable snack!!

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10 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 30, 2013 at 7:20 am

This looks so delicious!! Love the idea of stuffing zucchini–nice change from what I usually use (mushrooms). :)

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11 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective January 30, 2013 at 7:22 am

That is just gorgeous and I love your furry hat! :)

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12 Gaby January 30, 2013 at 7:32 am

stuffed zucchini boats are the best!

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13 Julie @ Table for Two January 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

I love the uniqueness of these boats!! Row me away with a few of these, Marla! :)

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14 Heather @ Heather's Dish January 30, 2013 at 8:28 am

You are the most chic hunter ever!

These boats sound amazing – a must-make!

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15 Maria January 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

Stay warm! Love the boats!

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16 Jenny Flake January 30, 2013 at 8:32 am

Yes, Yes and yes! Looks amazing Marla!

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17 Cookin Canuck January 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

Okay, I am loving these, Marla. What an easy way to put a healthy, flavorful meal on the table. And I love you in that hat!

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18 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

I love stuffed veggies, these look so tasty!

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19 kelley {mountain mama cooks} January 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

These are gorgeous. So easy and I can see myself making them often for a quick midweek lunch. I too will be skiing on Sunday but will probably make it a half day so I can get home and watch the game. Hope you’re enjoying all the snow!!

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20 Marla January 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Kelley, these are the perfect lunch. I do hope to ski with you someday girl!!

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21 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

I love all the delicious ingredients you’ve used in the filling for these zucchini boats! Especially the salami. And thanks for linking to my zucchini recipe as well.

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22 Marla January 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thanks Lana! That salami puts ‘em over the top!

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23 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

That cutting board ROCKS! And love the pics of you. You remind me of GeorgiaP/GirlHunter!

And I would have had to do a google search too about the location of the game or who’s in it. I know it’s Sunday :) I won’t be watching. I will be at my desk working! :)

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24 Marla January 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Averie, you & I are the same way with the TV & spectator sports thing. Isn’t that cutting board adorable?!

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25 sally @ sallys baking addiction January 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

totally making these for dinner this weekend. these look SO SO good, Marla! i’m loving them. STAY WARM!

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26 Kristina January 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I will be watching Sunday, but I’m the one who gets up and leaves the room (back to the kitchen for food!) during the game, and comes back in FOR the commercials ;) I *think* I can name one team playing? We have people over and the fun for me is always the cooking and entertaining, of course.

these look and sound amazing!

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27 Joanne January 31, 2013 at 4:10 am

I would much rather gobble up one of these boats than sit through the super bowl! Sounds so tasty!

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28 Julia {The Roasted Root} January 31, 2013 at 5:51 am

Ohhhhh they’re so pretty and look so delicious! What a simple, healthy and delicious treat! I’d love these at our super bowl party and DEFINITELY for an Apres Ski snack!

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29 Ann@Anncoo Journal January 31, 2013 at 6:01 am

Love the zucchini boats presentation, looks so pretty and delicious! :)

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30 Bev @ Bev Cooks January 31, 2013 at 7:31 am

MERRRRCY me, I want that.

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31 Carla @ Carlas Confections January 31, 2013 at 9:53 am

Those look so gorgeous Marla! I love the different toppings, and I cant get enough of that salami! So perfect :)

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32 naomi January 31, 2013 at 11:57 am

looks like your have so much fun! good for you and love the zuchinni boats

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33 ashley - baker by nature January 31, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I want to run out, buy these ingredients, and whip these zucchini boats up ASAP! Seriously… they’re just too tempting.

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34 Marian (Sweetopia) January 31, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Oh these look so yummy & cute! And you in your hat – adorable!

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35 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} January 31, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I love these boats. Especially with the avocado. And I LOVE your snow bunny shootin’ pics! Have such a fun trip!

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36 Reem January 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Oh, These Zucchini boats are so cute!!!
I’m totally making them soon… my kids will enjoy these for sure.
B/W your pics look great

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