When your friend refuses to let you out of her house until you take a minimum of four of her garden zucchini, then you come home to find numbers five and six tucked surreptitiously in your bag, it’s official: The Great Zucchini Sneak has begun. Let’s take this delicious opportunity to use it for one of my favorite summer zucchini recipes, Italian Zucchini Boats.
The sneak happened on Monday night, and, after catching a glimpse of just how many zucchini my friend had crammed inside of her refrigerator, I can’t say I blame her for her, um, generosity.
Plus, now I have another reason to make these Italian-style healthy stuffed zucchini boats!
This is one of the earliest recipes I ever posted on my blog. I first made it when I worked in a corporate office and returned to my desk to find an anonymous pile of zucchini sitting squarely in the center of my chair. It remains one of my favorite summer meals, and a few of my earliest readers still make it too (hi Matt and Amy!).
I’ve updated the post with fresh photos and made a few helpful tweaks to the recipe too.
Whether you’re swimming in squash from your own garden, an anonymous donor, or you simply need a healthy meal idea for dinner tonight, these easy stuffed zucchini boats have you covered.