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Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 green zucchini
  • 2 slices proscuitto
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 small sweet peppers
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Finely dice onions and sweet peppers.
  3. Chop proscuitto well.
  4. Place onions, peppers, and proscuitto in a bowl with diced tomatoes, butter, parmesan, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper- mix well.
  5. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise.
  6. Use a spoon or melon baller to scrape out the majority of the “flesh” from the zucchini, leaving ¼” in the shell, add this to the other ingredients if desired.
  7. Fill zucchini boats with mixture to overflowing.
  8. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and fresh diced basil if desired before serving.