Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Steph Wagner

September 10, 2012

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

 

Turkey Sausage Zucchini Boats. Low carb and weight loss surgery friendly!

After seeing several recipes for some sort of stuffed zucchini, I decided to try my hand at it. Super tasty! All the flavors of spaghetti without the pasta and the bonus of some added texture from the zucchini. Look for chicken or turkey Italian sausage to save on fat calories.

Turkey Sausage Zucchini Boats. Low carb and weight loss surgery friendly!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 boats
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup marinara
  • 1 lb Italian Turkey or Chicken Sausage remove casings if bought in links
  • 1 bell pepper (any color) optional
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup 2% mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out insides using a spoon.
  • Add chicken sausage to a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat and brown. Add garlic and bell pepper.
  • Pour 1/2 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Spoon meat mixture into zucchini boats and add 2 tbsp of marinara sauce to top of each boat. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1boat | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 6mg
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 boat)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 923IU18%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats”

  1. Made these tonight and yuuuuuummmy! Was craving Italian and this was the ticket! So easy also! Thanks Steph. Prayers going out to you for your speedy recovery.

  2. These are even delicious as left overs. I will be making this dish again because I enjoyed the crisp texture provided by the zucchini and the pasta flavor.

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