Saucy Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

We still of tons of zucchini to use up… since zucchini is really all we can grown in our garden.  And they grow big.  In the photo below, that’s 1/4 of a zucchini- on a dinner plate, not a salad plate.

These zucchini boats are good!  Spicy & filling, plus fairly healthy.  I used Jimmy Dean’s original breakfast sausage- the flavors of the sausage blended so well with the added spices.

Saucy Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Adapted from Skinny Taste


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise.  Scoop out an seeds, or enough of the flesh to make a hollow
  • Heat a large pot of water to boiling; drop each zucchini half into the water (one at a time) and cook for 1 minute.  Remove from water
  • Spread 1/4 c tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.  Put zucchini halves in the dish, cut side up
  • In a large skillet, brown the sausage, breaking into smaller pieces.  When the sausage is almost done, add the onion & garlic.  Cook until the onion is translucent
  • Add tomato sauce & spices; cook a few more minutes.  Fill each zucchini half with sausage mixture (go ahead & heap them)
  • Cover with foil & bake at 400 for 35 minutes, or until zucchini is soft
  • Optional: top with shredded mozzarella and/or parmesan

2 thoughts on “Saucy Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    • do it! This one of my favorite zucchini recipes! And I’m jealous you got zucchini in your basket- I don’t think I’ve gotten one at all… but it would be nice in the winter 🙂

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