Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats Recipe
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Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats Recipe

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I WAS ANXIOUS the first time I tried this recipe, wondering if my family would like it. It was a big hit, though, and I was happy to find another idea for serving this prolific garden vegetable. I serve it most often with chicken. It adds so much color to the plate. -Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 461mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out and reserve pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells. Place zucchini shells, cut side down, in a skillet. Add water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Turn shells cut side up; sprinkle with salt. Chop zucchini pulp; saute in a small saucepan in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in bread crumbs and olives. Spoon into the zucchini shells; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook over medium heat (with no added water) for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Olive-Cheese Zucchini Boats in Reminisce July/August 2000, p49

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bell5429 User ID: 7427943 79743
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"Love Love Love these boats. I baked them in the oven, it worked out fine."

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