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Italian Zucchini Boats

  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Simple stuffed zucchini dish, perfect for the grill



  • 34 zucchini
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Turn the grill on to about 400 degrees.
  2. Brown and drain the ground beef.
  3. Drain the diced tomatoes and mix into the ground beef over medium low heat.
  4. Add the ricotta or cottage cheese and mix in thoroughly. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Prepare the zucchini by cutting it in half and scooping the insides out with a spoon.
  7. Add a few tablespoons of the meat mixture to each zucchini half.
  8. Top each zucchini with slices of fresh mozzarella.
  9. Place each zucchini onto the grill. Close the lid.
  10. Allow to cook for 8-12 minutes. Check it often. You don’t want mushy zucchini.
  11. Remove when cheese is bubbly.
  12. Serve immediately

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian
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