Zucchini & Squash Boats

Like I mentioned last week, our garden is doing great and I have zucchini & squash coming out my ears! I have been looking for ideas for recipes that include zucchini & squash and a reader mentioned zucchini boats. Great idea! I decided to do my own spin on them. They were delicious!
And, if you are looking for a low carb alternative, this is for you!
 Here is what you need:
 - 1 lb of Ground Turkey (I use Jenni-O brand)
- 4 or 5 zucchini or squash
- 1 jar of pasta sauce
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
- Mozzerella Cheese
-Parmesan Cheese

Take your ground turkey & sprinkle it with the minced garlic & Italian Seasoning
Get it all cooked up & drain the fat (there won't be much fat at all)
 Once your meat is cooked, add the jar of pasta sauce & diced tomatoes to the pan:
I also chopped up some basil from my garden because why not?!
 Let your sauce simmer on low for  15-20 minutes:
While your sauce is simmering, it's time to cut up your zucchini & squash.
  Slice them the long way, like so:
 Then scoop out the insides:
 Lay them on a cookie sheet (I also use parchment paper or my Silpat). I use a cookie sheet that has edges so they don't roll off!
 Fill each "boat" with sauce:
 Sprinkle some Parmeasan on them:
 Then cover them with Mozzeralla cheese:
 Now they are ready to go in the oven!
 Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
This makes enough sauce to make 14 zucchini/squash boats.
I made 8 last week & then froze the sauce and made more this week.

I originally made these so that I could have them for lunches. I wasn't sure if Kevin like them.
 He tried one with dinner and LOVED them!
You can eat them with a fork & knife or you can eat them like a piece of pizza :)
These were seriously SO good.
 I am so excited to have another recipe that uses zucchini or squash! 
And, if you are looking for a low carb meal, these are perfect. 
I am a carb junkie, but I really loved them.
2 of them were super filling! 

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.


  1. Red Rover, red rover, send that squash right over! Trade you some figs ;)

  2. Just today my dad brought over 3 big yellow squash and I already have a few shredded in my freezer so I may need to give these a try. They look yummy!

  3. Did my comment go through?! Just wanted to say YUM!! Wish I could make these with the veggies from your garden! ;)

  4. We make these in our family too. Everyone...including our zucchini haters...LOVE them!

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