Zucchini Boats

Last week I wanted to do something different with the zucchini I bought to have with dinner one night. Zucchini boats seemed like a great idea. Both Chris and Dillon love zucchini, whether it be in bread, grilled or whatever so keeping it interesting means making it in different ways.

This one is a favourite! This time I served it up with some rice and homemade meatballs!


Here are my ingredients to make the Zucchini Boats.

The first thing I did was to wash the zucchini before cutting them in half lengthwise, and scooping out the insides, leaving just the skin and a bit of the insides and placed them in my parchment paper lined baking pan.

I brushed them with olive oil and sprinkled them with salt and pepper before moving on to the next step.

For the next step, I mixed the remaining ingredients with what was scooped out of the zucchini halves (which I chopped up into smaller pieces), except for about 1/2 cup of the grated cheese.

I divided this mixture between all of the “boats….”

And then sprinkled them with the remaining grated cheese, divided evenly between them.

And baked them in a 350 degree oven, uncovered, for about 25 – 30 minutes, until the tops were browned.

And that was it! A delicious, mostly good for you side dish!

Zucchini Boats


  • 2 Zucchinis
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Cheese grated
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pan big enough to hold the 4 halves with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise before scooping out the insides.
  3. Brush the zucchini boats with olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  4. Chop the zucchini that was scooped out of the halves and mix it together with the onion, minced garlic, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  5. Spoon this mixture into the zucchini boats/halves, dividing evenly between all four.
  6. Sprinkled the remaining cheese over the filled zucchini boats.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and serve.

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