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Spicy Italian Sausage Zucchini Boats

Spicy Italian Sausage Zucchini Boats

Stuff zucchini with a mixture of spicy Italian sausage and cheese, and grill for the perfect summer meal.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time



6 (6- to 8-inch) zucchini


1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes, drained

12 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend, cut diagonally

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  2. STEP 2

    Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out center of each zucchini, using spoon or melon baller. Chop zucchini pulp; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sausage into skillet; cook over medium heat, breaking up sausage, until sausage is browned and cooked through. Remove from heat; drain. Stir in chopped zucchini; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt butter in another skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir in tomatoes; cook 5-8 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat.

  5. STEP 5

    Lay 2 pieces cheese side-by-side, overlapping slightly, in bottom of zucchini. Spoon sausage mixture evenly over cheese; top each with tomato mixture.

  6. STEP 6

    Place zucchini onto grill. Close cover; grill 15 minutes or until zucchini is softened and cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition (1 serving)

340 Calories
25 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
1040 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
16 Protein (g)
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