Cooking With Catherine | Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats


Recipe by ME- inspired by


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 giant zucchini
  • 1 lb. fresh sausage, casing removed
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • ½ breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Slice giant zucchini in half, scrape seeds and soft flesh from zucchini, reserve a half-cup. Place zucchini, cut sides up, on baking dish.
  • Heat oil in large skillet, add sausage and onion powder. Cook, breaking up sausage until browned.
  • Add garlic and zucchini flesh, cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute.
  • Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Divide mixture between the two zucchini halves. Top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, drizzle olive oil on top.
  • Bake until filling is firm and each zucchini is tender, 35-45 minutes.

Please note, I followed a Martha Stewart recipe ( but made quite a few changes, so I have shared my version of the recipe with you. I’m sure the Martha Stewart version is much better but I made revisions based on what I had and it came out very good. The great thing about zucchini boats is you can pretty much do whatever you want! For my next attempt I think I’m going to try chicken, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. Have fun, see what you can create!


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