Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini

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Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Recipe. If you’re on the hunt for a unique side dish that pairs well with just about any meal, then this zucchini might just be the ticket.

A wholesome and satisfying treat, this dish brings together the simple goodness of fresh zucchini with the rich flavors of seasoned bread crumbs, Cheddar and Parmesan cheese.

This recipe calls for 1½ lbs of fresh zucchini, halved, and incorporates ingredients like seasoned bread crumbs, shredded Cheddar cheese, minced onion and garlic, chopped fresh parsley, salt, grated Parmesan cheese, beaten eggs, and diced butter.

The blend of these ingredients makes for a delightful combination without overwhelming your taste buds.

Serving Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini alongside grilled chicken or steak makes a complete meal. Don’t worry about getting the dish just right; you can experiment with different cheeses or add a sprinkle of your favorite herbs to tailor it to your taste.

Just a tip: using fresh parsley instead of dried can elevate the flavor to a new level.

Pairing it with a crisp white wine or refreshing iced tea can make your mealtime even more enjoyable. So go ahead, try this recipe and bring a gourmet touch to your everyday dinner.

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Cheese Stuffed Zucchini on a white plate with fresh dill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the stuffing in advance and refrigerate it. Just stuff and bake when you’re ready to serve.

What can I substitute for Cheddar cheese?

You can use mozzarella, Gouda, or any cheese that melts well.

Can I freeze Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini?

It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze the stuffed zucchini before baking. Bake them straight from the freezer, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

What’s the best way to scoop out the zucchini flesh?

Using a small melon baller or a teaspoon works great to scoop out the flesh and create a boat shape.

If you need to change the amount of servings the recipe will make, click on the number of servings in the section under the “Print Recipe” bar, and move the slider up or down to change the number of servings you want.

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Closeup of Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini on a white plate.

Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini

Nesting Lane Indulge
Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini Recipe – a deliciously unique side dish. Kid-friendly, and a fantastic make-ahead option for those busy weeknights.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • lbs fresh zucchini halved
  • cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 oz shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter diced


  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Fill a large pot with salted water.
  • Over medium/high heat, bring to a boil.
  • Add in zucchini. Cook approx 15 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
  • Using a colander, drain water off of zucchini
  • Using a small scoop, scoop out the zucchini flesh to make a boat shape.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the zucchini flesh, cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, salt, egg, and the parmesan cheese (reserve a little of the cheese for later). Stir to mix well.
  • Spoon the zucchini mix into the scooped out zucchini boats.
  • Arrange the filled zucchini in a baking dish
  • Placed diced butter on top of the filled zucchini.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the parmesan cheese on top of the zucchini
  • In preheated oven, bake 30 minutes


Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 35.7gProtein: 16.7gFat: 17.1gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 128.6mgSodium: 1289.1mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 6.3gCalcium: 291.2mgIron: 3.4mg
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