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Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

So easy and healthy, these Stuffed Zucchini Boats are low carb and totally satisfying. Use either all zucchini, all yellow squash, or a combination of both. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ground turkey, zucchini boats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 320kcal


  • 4 zucchini or yellow squash about 1 3/4 pounds total
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • chopped basil for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the zucchini and squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds and some of the flesh using a metal spoon. Set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add in garlic and tomato paste and cook for another minute. Push the onion mixture to the sides of the pan and add in the ground turkey, breaking up with a spoon. Add in salt and Italian seasoning, and cook until meat is brown, about 8 minutes. Pour in the canned tomatoes (undrained) and simmer on low for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Stir in the parmesan. 
  • Fill the zucchini and squash cavities using the ground turkey mixture. Place in a large baking pan and top with mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving. 



Make the entire recipe ahead of time and refrigerate. Cover and bake when ready to serve.