Zucchini Boats Recipe
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Zucchini Boats Recipe

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After working hard all our lives and raising a family, we're now enjoying a simpler life. That back-to-the-basics approach includes down-home foods like this. - Mrs. C. Thon, Altin, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini (about 8 inches)
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Trim the ends off zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving 1/2-in. shells. Finely chop pulp.
  2. In a skillet, cook beef, zucchini pulp, onion, mushrooms and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Add 1/2 cup cheese, ketchup, salt and pepper; mix well. Spoon into the zucchini shells. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
When scooping out the pulp for Zucchini Boats, a teaspoon is just the right size. Use your food processor or blender to finely chop the pulp quickly.
Originally published as Zucchini Boats in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p162

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

Fantastic! We used Jimmy Dean regular sausage instead, which was a little extra kick. Yummy!

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

made this last night for supper ~ everyone enjoyed them ~ easy to make and yummy ~ will make them again

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

My family loves this recipe. We make it several times each summer. Even the grandkids love it.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

This recipe was fantastic! I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup and added a spalsh of green tabasco sauce along with the seasonings and served it with brown jasmine rice. The whole meal was so fresh and filling without being heavy. Will be a dish I make year-round for sure!

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

Love it! I added some Italian bread crumbs.

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