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Baked Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

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This easy zucchini recipe is a perfect low carb Spring or Summer dish.   Zucchini is stuffed with lemon and ricotta, baked and sprinkled with cheese.

If you want a light and tasty baked zucchini boat this is the recipe for you.  Either serve as a light lunch or a delightful appetiser. 

This zucchini recipe is an old one from the archives in 2012 that needed updating as the original photos were shameful. This time I changed the recipe by cooking the scooped zucchini first which was a lot better. I also baked the zucchini boats on a thin layer of low carb tomato sauce. Although entirely optional it added more flavour and looked pretty on the plate too.

Baked zucchini with ricotta

I used a combination of yellow and green zucchinis. I find the yellow ones more sweeter than the green ones. The Chief Taster has requested that if I bake this again to only use the yellow zucchini as he has a sweet tooth. S

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baked zucchini boats with a ricotta filling

Baked Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini boats stuffed with ricotta for a light lunch
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Zucchini Recipe, summer lunch
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese grated

Optional Base

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce low carb-sugar free


  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise
  • Using a small spoon scoop out the zucchini flesh, leaving a small ridge to make the zucchini boat
  • Chop the scooped zucchini into small pieces
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently saute the chopped zucchini for 5 minutes until cooked
  • Mix the ricotta, Parmesan, lemon zest and basil in a bowl.  Season
  • Add the cooked zucchini and mix well.
  • Spoon the ricotta mixture into the zucchini shells.
  • Slather the tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking dish (if using the tomato sauce.  If not, grease it with butter)
  • Place the zucchini boats in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the zucchini boats
  • Bake at 200C/400F degrees for 35-40 minutes until golden.


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Serving: 1zucchini half | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15.9g | Fiber: 1.3g
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  • Reply
    Laurie Mitchell
    April 16, 2019 at 9:27 am

    It was good.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      April 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    August 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Another great recipe for dealing with the courgette glut. I think oregano would be nice in this too.

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