Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats


Add veggies, cheese, and sausage or ground chicken to these sausage-stuffed zucchini boats.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 medium zucchini

  • ½ pound mild sausage (such as Odom's Tennessee Pride® Mild Country Sausage)

  • pound hot sausage (such as Odom's Tennessee Pride® Hot Country Sausage)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 3 mushrooms, finely diced, or more to taste

  • ¼ small onion, diced

  • ½ stalk celery, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 slice gluten-free bread, crumbled

  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed

  • ½ medium tomato, diced (Optional)

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 slices pepper Jack cheese

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cut zucchini in half and scoop out and reserve interiors. Place zucchini halves close together in a casserole dish. Finely chop zucchini flesh and set aside in a bowl.

  3. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mild and hot sausage and cook until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  4. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add chopped zucchini flesh, onion, mushrooms, celery, and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked sausage, bread crumbs, and enough water to hold the mixture together.

  5. Spoon sausage mixture into zucchini boats, overflowing into the casserole dish.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven, leaving oven on. Top with diced tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and pepper Jack cheese, in that order. Return to the oven and cook until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more. Top with parsley.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a few shakes of garlic powder and onion powder as a substitute for fresh.

You can use chopped basil instead of parsley if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
39g Fat
10g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 903mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 151mg 12%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 375mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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