Zucchini boats make a fun and inventive vegetarian entrée, and there is no limit to the variety of toppings that you can add to them. Today, I’m going to share with you fifteen different zucchini boat recipes, all of which would be a vibrant and fun addition to your next family dinner party. All of these recipes are suitable for vegetarians and offer a healthy and well-balanced meal that anyone will be sure to enjoy.
Delicious and simple vegetarian zucchini boats
1. Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Tomato and Feta
In less than twenty minutes, you’ll have these brightly-colored zucchini boats from The Mediterranean Dish ready to serve. They take inspiration from the Mediterranean diet and are topped with fresh tomatoes, feta, and herbs. While you might be used to zucchini boats having heavy meat toppings, these offer a light and fresh twist on the classic recipes, and they are great for a healthy summer dinner. You can use the entire zucchini for this dish, and nothing will go to waste as the inside is used in the filling of the boats.
2. Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini
A Family Feast offers you the perfect way to use up your excess zucchini this summer with these vegetarian stuffed zucchini. You’ll start by cutting up the fresh zucchini, which are then stuffed with a mixture of Panko bread crumbs, pepper, mushrooms, onion, and parmesan and Romano cheeses. Then you’ll just need to put everything in the oven and bake the boats until they are golden and tender. For this recipe, it’s best to use a small or medium zucchini, as they will make the perfect size portion for one person.
3. Easy Vegan Zucchini Boats
If you are catering to vegans as well as vegetarians, try out this recipe from Minimalist Baker. You’ll need just ten basic ingredients to create this dish, and it can either be served alone or along with a salad or some pasta. Inside the zucchini, you’ll add garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes for plenty of taste, as well as vegan sausage, which can either be homemade or store-bought. Marinara sauce is added in with the sausage mix to create a creamy and delicious zucchini boat that will have everyone who tries it asking for more.
4. Mushroom-stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe
Mushroom helps to make these zucchini boats a substantial meal all by itself, and you’ll love how quick and simple this recipe from The Spruce Eats is to create. These zucchini boats are great for the main course at your next family dinner, or they could be served alongside meat for any meat-eaters in your family. The shallots add a hint of flavor into the mix, but if you can’t find any, you could just use yellow onion instead. For the cheese, you can simply add in your favorite type, but you’ll want to try to avoid the parmesan in this recipe though, as mozzarella or cheddar cheese will work best.
5. Healthy Rainbow Zucchini Boats
If you are looking to wow your friends and family at your next dinner, try out this recipe from Alpha Foodie. You’ll enjoy a brightly colored meal that can be garnished with edible flowers for a special occasion. This vegetarian entrée is filled with veggie mince, corn, beans, onions, and peppers and will satisfy any hungry guests at your dinner table.
6. Meatless Zucchini Burrito Boats
For a lighter option during your next Taco Tuesday, consider trying this recipe from Gimme Delicious. These zucchini burrito boats are packed with flavor and include your favorite Mexican ingredients such as black bean rice, corn, and salsa. Even meat-eaters will love how filling and satisfying these zucchini boats are, and you can serve them as an appetizer or as the main course to fit your needs.
7. Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini Boats
By combining two delicious vegetarian meals into one dish, Chef de Home has created these ratatouille stuffed zucchini boats. You’ll cook zucchini, pepper, summer squash, and tomatoes together, which will then be placed inside the zucchini boats. It’s a gluten-free and low-carb dish that is not only a much quicker version of classic ratatouille recipes, but it also requires minimal skill or effort in the kitchen to create these delicious flavors. Try this recipe next time you are looking for a new vegetarian dish in the summer, as it brings together heaps of seasonal produce to enjoy the flavors of the season.
8. Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Spicy Vegetables
These zucchini boats from Flavours Treat require minimal time or effort in the kitchen to prepare, and you’ll love the unique spicy vegetable mix in the middle of each boat. You can actually create this recipe on the stovetop, as it doesn’t incorporate any cheese into the dish. You’ll mix together cooked spicy vegetables, garlic, breadcrumbs, tomato ketchup, and yogurt for a flavorful dish that will wow your family with your culinary skills.
9. Vegan Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
This is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for a vegan-friendly zucchini boat. May I Have That Recipe? shares this quick recipe that combines quinoa, mushrooms, and walnuts for a filling vegan and vegetarian dish. Quinoa helps to make this a little more of a substantial meal, so it can definitely be served alone as a complete dish. This recipe is also gluten-free, so you’ll enjoy adding this dish to your recipe rotation, as it can fit a wide variety of dietary requirements.
10. Low-carb Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Diet Doctor shows us how to make a low-carb zucchini boat recipe that will be a great option for anyone trying to reduce their carbs this year. You’ll create a creamy and cheesy zucchini boat that is packed with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Once you’ve put all of your ingredients together in the boat, you’ll simply bake everything in the oven for twenty minutes before being ready to serve. You’ll want to use about half a pound of zucchini for each person, so if you have a larger vegetable, just cut it into smaller portions. If you enjoy this recipe, you could also try adding the filling to eggplant or peppers in the future.
11. Greek Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchini
These Greek vegetarian stuffed Zucchini boats from Eating Well will transport you to Greece for the night, thanks to the variety of ingredients used in the filling. Quinoa creates a filling base to this dish and adds a nutty flavor to the boats. You’ll top the boats with olives and feta cheese for that traditional Greek taste, and you’ll appreciate the great source of protein and fiber this dish offers.
12. Chickpea Curry Stuffed Zucchini Boats
One of the most unique recipe additions on our list today is this chickpea curry stuffed zucchini boats dish from Rhubarbarians. When you are looking for a healthy alternative to your favorite curry night, this is a great option, as each boat is stuffed with a chickpea tikka masala. For a fresh topping, you’ll add a generous drizzle of cumin lime yogurt sauce to finish off these zucchini boats that would make a quick and healthy weekday dinner. You’ll need just fifteen minutes to prep this dish, and it’s a great way to get the whole family eating your excess zucchini this summer.
13. Moroccan Stuffed Zucchini Boats
This vegan and gluten-free recipe from A Saucy Kitchen will be enjoyed by your whole family, thanks to the unique flavors added into the mix. You’ll fill these zucchini boats with Moroccan spiced vegetables and chickpeas, and then you’ll add dried cherries on top. The chickpeas make this a protein-packed meal, and if you are short on time, simply make the filling in advance and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to cook the boats.
14. Mexican Zucchini Boats
For a lighter Mexican dinner, try out these zucchini boats from Cooktoria. If you like a little bit of a kick to your dinners, you’ll love this recipe which combines corn, black beans, spices, and enchilada sauce. You can use any cheese in this recipe, and if you are catering to vegans, either use a plant-based cheese or skip this step. Medium-sized zucchinis are your best bet for this recipe, so you won’t end up with a boat that’s too small or too big for the amount of filing you’ll create.
15. Vegetarian Greek Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Jessica Levinson shows us how to make the perfect recipe for using up your leftover zucchini in the summer. This dish will be a complete meal in itself, thanks to the addition of brown lentils and cooked quinoa in the recipe. You’ll enjoy the fresh taste of cherry tomatoes in these boats, and there are so many different seasonings added to the mix. For the perfect finish and a hint of Greek summer flavor, you’ll add crumbled feta cheese and parsley on top.
Stuffed zucchini boats are a fantastic way to use up any excess produce you have this summer, and they make a healthy yet delicious light lunch or dinner. You can use as little or as much topping as you require to make this meal as filling as you need, and it’s a great dish to customize to suit everyone in your family’s dietary requirements.