Servings: 8 zucchini boats
Amount Per Serving: 40 minutes
- 4 medium zucchinis, cleaned, halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb. ground chicken or turkey breast
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- to taste salt and pepper
- 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tomato, seeds removed and finely diced
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Fresh and packed with flavor, these zucchini boats are sure to be a summertime family favorite.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Place zucchini on the grill while you prepare the filling, about 15 minutes. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and bell pepper until softened, 5–7 minutes. Add garlic and ground chicken or turkey. Continue to cook, breaking up meat frequently, until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, tomato sauce, water and diced tomatoes. Stir to combine.
Remove zucchini from grill and place in a disposable baking dish or on two sheets of aluminum foil. Stuff with tomato mixture then top with mozzarella cheese.
Return zucchini boats to the grill and grill, covered, for 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare filling and stuff zucchini boats. Top with cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until zucchini is crisp-tender and cheese is melted.
Nutrition information per boat (using 93% lean ground turkey): 175 calories; 7.6 g fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium; 10 g carbohydrate; 3.1 g fiber; 6.9 g sugar; 18 g protein