Italian Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

I’ve been trying to sneak more vegetables into my family’s diet and thought stuffed zucchini would be the perfect way to do it!  This recipe is easy to make and was a great way to use up our extra zucchini!


Serves: 6

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

10 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Trim stems from zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and put in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix together seeds, sausage, bread crumbs, garlic and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Stuff zucchini with sausage mixture and place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. Pour spaghetti sauce over stuffed zucchini and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for an hour, or until sausage is completely cooked through.



2140 cal


123 g


125 g


106 g
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Looking for more delicious Italian dishes?
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11 Responses to “Italian Stuffed Zucchini Recipe”

  1. I just made this tonight, and it was delicious! I substituted very lean ground beef for the sausage but did everything else the same. And it was great -- and, most importantly, fast and easy! I'm going to try freezing a few of the left-over zucchini boats, we'll see how that goes. Thanks for a great recipe!

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