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Italian sausage stuffed zucchini boats. YUM! | joeshealthymeals.com

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
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