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Pesto & Sausage–Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Turn zucchini into the main event by stuffing hollowed-out halves (boats!) with savory sausage, pesto, and feta.

Serves 6
Ready in 40 mins
Prep time 20 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
240 calories per serving


> 3 medium zucchini
> 1 tbsp olive oil
> 1/2 onion, chopped
> 2 cloves garlic, minced
> 1 (1 lb) pkg sweet Italian ground sausage
> 2 tbsp lemon juice
> 1/3 cup Taste of Inspirations® Pesto Sauce
> 1/4 cup seasoned panko crispy bread crumbs
> 1/4 cup Taste of Inspirations® Crumbled Feta Cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F. Trim ends of zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh from each half. Chop the zucchini flesh and reserve. Place zucchini boats in a 9x13" baking dish.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Cook onion, garlic, and chopped zucchini flesh 5 minutes, until softened. Add sausage and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high 8 to 10 minutes, until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and stir in pesto.
Spoon pesto sausage into zucchini boats. Sprinkle bread crumbs and feta crumbles over top of each. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden.

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