Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini


Swap vegetables for noodles in this healthy lasagna-inspired recipe. Stuffing zucchini boats with chicken sausage, tomato, ricotta and herbs gives you all the flavors of lasagna without all the carbs.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 zucchini boats


  • 2 large zucchini

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta

  • 1 large garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 6 ounces cooked Italian chicken sausage (about 2 1/2 links), chopped

  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a thin slice off the bottoms so each half sits flat. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell (discard the pulp). Brush the cut sides with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Combine ricotta, garlic and parsley in a small bowl. Combine sausage, tomatoes and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl.

  4. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture in each zucchini half. Top with equal portions of the sausage mixture. Place the zucchini boats in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and cover with foil.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle the zucchini with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown, about 5 minutes more.

    Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
11g Fat
7g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 zucchini boat
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 906IU 18%
Vitamin C 23mg 26%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 393mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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