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Zucchini Boats


1. 2 medium zucchinis

2. 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

3. salt and pepper to taste

4. ½ teaspoon chilli flakes

5. 2 teaspoons olive oil

6. 2 Italian sausage casings removed

7. 1 small red onion finely diced

8. 1 teaspoon minced garlic

9. ½ cup passata

10. 4 slices Prosciutto

11. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

12. 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

13. cooking spray


1. Onion: Dice finely

2. Garlic: Dice finely

3. Italian Sausage: Remove casting


Ø Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Ø Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, then trim off the stem ends. Use a melon baller to carefully scoop the flesh out of the zucchinis.

Ø Sprinkle a pinch of Italian seasoning, salt and pepper over the zucchini shells. Arrange the zucchini in the baking dish.

Ø Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.

Ø Add the onion and cook for about 4- 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Ø Add the sausage and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula.

Ø Season the sausage mixture with Italian Seasoning, Chilli flakes, salt and pepper.

Ø Pour the passata into the pan and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes.

Ø Spoon the mixture evenly into the zucchini shells and arrange the Prosciutto on top.

Ø Then top with the shredded cheese.

Ø Bake for 25-30 minutes until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted and golden brown.

Ø Sprinkle with parsley and some parmesan then serve.

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