Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats Recipe

Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats Recipe

How To Make Veggie Lasagna Zucchini Boats

This veggie lasagna is a low-carb dish of hollowed out zucchini boats, filled with healthy bites of spinach, bell pepper, and cheese.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Filling:

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 2cupsbaby spinach,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,chopped
  • cuponion,chopped
  • cupred bell pepper,chopped
  • kosher salt
  • ¾cuppart skim ricotta
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 1large egg
  • 4large basil leaves,chopped, plus more for garnish

For Marinara:

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1garlic clove,smashed with side of knife
  • cupstomatoes,crushed
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1tbspbasil,chopped

For Zucchini Boats:

  • 40ozzucchini,(4 medium)
  • 1cuppart skim mozzarella,shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, then add fresh basil.

  4. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat, add the oil, onion, garlic and red pepper and season with ⅛ tsp salt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until soft. Add the baby spinach and sauté for about 1 minute until wilted.

  5. In a medium bowl add the ricotta, parmesan cheese and egg, then mix well. Add the cooked vegetables and basil, then mix.

  6. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out flesh, leaving ¼-inch thick.

  7. Place ¼ cup of sauce in the bottom of a 9×12-inch baking dish, and place the zucchini halves cut side up. Stuff the zucchini with ricotta mixture, with a scant ¼ cup, then top each with 2 tablespoons of marinara and 2 tablespoons of mozzarella.

  8. Cover with foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 335.78kcal
  • Fat: 19.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.81g
  • Fiber: 4.55g
  • Sugar: 10.34g
  • Protein: 24.44g
  • Cholesterol: 95.68mg
  • Sodium: 1124.82mg
  • Calcium: 569.31mg
  • Potassium: 1094.87mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 256.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 77.82mg
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