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baked zucchini boats with a ricotta filling

Baked Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini

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
Zucchini boats stuffed with ricotta for a light lunch
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  • 2 zucchini
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated

Optional Base

  • ½ 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