Easy cheeseburger-stuffed zucchini boats

Brandi Bidot

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Zucchinis are halved and stuffed with a tasty cheeseburger filling and baked. This is a great way to sneak in vegetables without your kids realizing it!

Easy cheeseburger stuffed zucchini boats recipe

If you have a picky eater in your family like I do, then getting creative and trying to disguise vegetables can become difficult. In this recipe, fresh zucchinis are cut in half, hollowed out and filled with a cheeseburger type filling. Bake these up golden brown and serve warm. Your fussy eaters will never complain about these little cheeseburger-stuffed zucchini boats.

Easy cheeseburger-stuffed zucchini boats recipe

Inspired by cinnamon spice & everything nice

Yields 4 servings (2 halves per person)


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast or ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated white American cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half and using a spoon carefully hollow out the flesh to create a boat for the filling.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, add the turkey or lean ground beef. Cook until no longer pink or until juices run clear.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the cooked turkey or beef, onion, relish, seasonings and 1 cup of the grated cheese mixing very well.
  5. Fill each of the zucchini boats with the cheeseburger mixture and place into the casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese over the tops of the zucchini boats and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the zucchini has softened. Allow to cool several minutes as the filling will be very hot. Best served warm.

More easy zucchini recipes

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Chocolate zucchini muffins
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Brandi Bidot
Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic eating and tries to eat as natural and as unprocessed as possible. Frequenting farmers markets for the freshest produce possible, Brandi prefers to cook all of her family’s meals at home. She has a background in nutrition and photography and is the creator of the food blog Simplylovefood.com.