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Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat Recipe

Did you grow an abundance of zucchini this year? There always seems to be a few that get missed when you’re picking them that grow too large for slicing and frying or even to make zoodles.

Or perhaps friends and neighbours have been offering you a share of their over abundance of zucchini. 

When I picked up corn on the cob to freeze for winter, the farmer asked if I wanted a couple of zucchini for free.

Never turn down free food!

As you can see… they’re a good size. Way too big for spiralizing but the perfect size for stuffing.

Two large zucchinis on a kitchen counter

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat Recipe

Cut one zucchini in half lengthwise.

Large zucchini cut in half to make Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats

Hollow out the zucchini halves leaving as much of the flesh as possible.

2 hollowed out halves of large zucchini on baking sheet

Chop half a cup each of onions and peppers.

I had frozen chopped peppers so I used those.

Make your homemade sausage meat spice mix.

Chopped onions, peppers and sausage spice mix in small glass bowls

Scramble fry the ground pork (or whatever ground meat you’re using) in a frying pan. Add the spices, onions and peppers.

Sausage meat mixture for stuffed zucchini pizze boats cooking in a frying pan

Add one cup of strained crushed tomatoes.

Measuring cup with one cup of crushed tomatoes beside a jar of crushed tomatoes with frying pan in the background

Fill the hollowed out zucchini halves with the sausage meat mixture.

Two halves of a hollowed out zucchini with meat filling in a baking dish

Bake at 350ºF for between 30 to 40 minutes until a fork can easily be inserted into the flesh of the zucchini.

Two Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats just out of the oven

Cut the Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats in half to serve as one is usually too much for a single serving.

Half of Sausage stuffed zucchini with toasted bread on white plates

Doesn’t that look delicious!!

Half of a Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat with toasted bread on a white plate

Any extra zucchini can be grated and frozen in recipe sized portions.

For that second large zucchini given to me by the farmer, I’ve measured out one cup of grated zucchini into snack sizes bags to be used this winter to make zucchini bread.

4 small bags of grated zucchini

 

 

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Collage image with photo of Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats on a white plate in top and 2 zucchini boats in the bottom

Yield: 4 servings

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boat Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 lb of ground pork
  • 1 c of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped peppers
  • Homemade sausage meat spice mix

Instructions

    1. Cut one zucchini in half lengthwise.

    2. Hollow out the zucchini halves leaving as much of the flesh as possible.

    3. Chop half a cup each of onions and peppers.

    4. Scramble fry the ground pork (or whatever ground meat you're using) in a frying pan.

    5. Add the spice mixture, onions and peppers.

    6. Add crushed tomatoes.

    7. Fill the hollowed out zucchini with the meat mixture.

    8. Bake at 350ºF for between 30 to 40 minutes until a fork can easily be inserted into the flesh of the zucchini.

    9. To serve, cut the Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats in half.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 358mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 41g
The nutritional information provided is approximate. If you need more accurate info, please make the calculations following whatever nutritional guide works best for you.

 

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2 Comments

  • Rachel
    September 8, 2019 9:13 am

    And there is a perfect use of that spice!

    • Laura
      September 8, 2019 3:42 pm

      Thanks for the recipe! They look yummy!

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