At first you may think that you have misread the title – surely I meant to say stuffed zucchini flowers right?

Not today! This time we are going to stuff the actual zucchini’s themselves to make a delicious dinner for the entire family to enjoy.

What I love about these stuffed zucchini’s is that you can do whatever filling you want in these zucchini’s. If you wanted to make this a vegetarian dish you can replace the chicken with a chickpea and feta combination. Or if you have a lazy mince beef sitting in the fridge, use that as a substitute and add some mexican flavors into the mix. The sky is the limit with these kinds of dinners!

So here is the fundamentals to creating the dish – once you have mastered that I dare you to come up with some of your own creations! Also be sure to send us photos of your dinners and different combinations! We love seeing what other creative cooks are designing in their very own home kitchens!

Stuffed Zucchini

At first you may think you have misread the title – surely you mean stuffed zucchini flowers right? Nope – we are stuffing the good old fashion zucchini!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Dinner, Healthy, zucchini
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 267kcal
Cost: $


  • Baking dish
  • Mixing Bowls


  • 1 lb ground or shredded chicken
  • 3 large zucchini
  • 2 cups marinara sauce you can home make if preferred
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups mozzarella
  • 1 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup panko crumbs optional


  • Preheat oven to 180c
  • Combine ground chicken with the marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Cut your zucchinis in half, and then use a melon baller or spoon to dig out the seeds. PRO TIP – as you may well know I am a firm believer of zero waste, so put this aside to include in a salad or vegetable medley.
  • Place the dug out zucchinis into a greased oven dish
  • Generously fill them with your chicken mixture, and then top with lots of mozzarella and parmesan cheese. NOTE – if you have panko crumbs mix with parmesan cheese and sprinkle on top for extra crunch
  • Bake for about 25 minutes,

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