Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 13, 2023
Pair these zucchini boats with charred pork chops, smoked fish or other grilled greats. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Stuffed Grilled Zucchini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out flesh, leaving 1/4-in. shells. Brush with 2 teaspoons oil; set aside. Chop zucchini flesh.
  2. In a large skillet, saute flesh and onion in remaining oil. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in mozzarella cheese, mint and salt. Spoon into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Grill, covered, over medium heat until zucchini is tender, 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 stuffed zucchini halves: 186 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.