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Delicious zucchini stuffed with Mediterranean flavors like olive, feta, and roasted red bell pepper. You’ll love this stuffed zucchini!

Stuffed Zucchini on a marble cutting board.

What does zucchini do for your body?

Zucchini can be very healthy for you and can support a healthy body. It is a fantastic source of manganese, vitamin C, and dietary fiber which can help the body stay in great shape. Zucchini also gives the body vitamin A, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus.

Is a zucchini a fruit or a vegetable?

Technically zucchini is a fruit and is a botanical berry called a pepo. That being said in the culinary world, zucchini is treated like a vegetable. It is basically in the same boat as the Tomato, it is a fruit but does not work well with a fruit salad.

Is zucchini and cucumber the same thing?

Cucumbers and zucchini are not the same things but they are very similar. They are both part of the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, but are different genera. Even though they are close, cucumbers will not work for this recipe.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Can you eat the skin of a zucchini?

Yes, you can eat the skin of a zucchini for the most part. For the average size zucchini, the skin is perfect to eat but should be washed well be for you take a bite out of it. For larger zucchini, I recommend that you peel the skin because it can be bitter.

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Mediterranean Stuffed Zucchini

8 Servings

Delicious zucchini stuffed with Mediterranean flavors like olive, feta, and roasted red bell pepper. You'll love this stuffed zucchini!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 4 zucchini squash
  • 1 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
  • 2 cups garlic croutons
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil. Slice the ends off your zucchini and then slice them in half lengthwise. Place the zucchinis in the pot of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the water and pat dry.
  • Scoop out the flesh of the zucchini leaving the sides to form a boat. Place the boats onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Combine the red bell peppers, croutons, olives, and feta in the mixing bowl with the zucchini flesh. Pour in the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Scoop the mixture into the zucchini boats filling them as full as possible. You will probably have some leftover mixture which can be enjoyed by the spoonful.
  • Place the stuffed zucchinis under a broiler for 3-5 minutes to crisp up the croutons until lightly browned. Serve hot.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 48.5mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Stuffed Zucchini
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August 26, 2013 5:28 pm

Never heard croutons used in a zucchini boat recipe. How about using shrimp instead of the croutons and then sprinkle fresh chopped basil leaves on top!

September 4, 2013 2:30 pm
Reply to  Dirk Baeuerle

Sounds like a whole new recipe! Perhaps I'll give it a try sometimes!

August 1, 2018 10:02 pm

Sounds wonderful to me. I will try it.

November 1, 2020 5:56 am

5 stars
Super delicious. Made this on a cold fall evening and it was a healthy “comfort food” dish. Sautéed orange pepper in olive oil, salt and pepper and used Kalamata olives. Once again the video was very helpful. Served with home made sweet potato fries and it was a delicious meal. Thank you for another wonderful but easy recipe!

July 16, 2013 1:29 pm

not gonna lie, I'm kinda craving your boats and it's only 730 am! Seriously love these!

September 4, 2013 2:31 pm
Reply to  Carrian Cheney

A comment from "Oh Sweet Basil." I'm dying!

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