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Close-up view of 2 zucchini boats ready for the oven.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Flavorful and easy to make menu item.
Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian sausage stuffede zucchini, zucchini boats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 519kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 medium large zucchini
  • 1 Johnsonville hot Italian sausage link , casing removed
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 oz . cream cheese
  • 5 grape tomatoes , halved
  • 1 oz . grated mozzarella or Parmesan cheese (combination of the two)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil , shredded for garnish


  • Blanch the zucchini in a large pot of boiling water, 5 minutes, then place in cold water 5 minutes
  • Cut zucchini in half lengthwise, then scoop out all but 1/4 inch of flesh
  • Brown the sausage in a small skillet, breaking the pieces into small bits, 5 to 6 minutes, then remove the meat from the skillet
  • In the same skillet, on medium heat, add the garlic and corn and heat through, 3 minutes, (add a little bit of olive oil if the pan is dry)
  • Add the meat back to the skillet along with the cream cheese and stir until the cheese has melted, 1 or 2 minutes
  • Taste and add salt and pepper or other seasonings as desired
  • Place the zucchini boats on a small sheet pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then fill with the meat mixture
  • Top with tomato halves and grated cheese
  • Place under broiler until the cheese melts and starts to brown, 3 minutes
  • Garnish with basil


Calories: 519kcal