MEATBALL ZUCCHINI BOATS

MEATBALL ZUCCHINI BOATS ARE STUFFED WITH PESTO, JUICY MEATBALLS AND TOPPED WITH ALFREDO SAUCE AND LOTS OF CHEESE, FOR A QUICK AND DELICIOUS DINNER.

Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner.Meatball Zucchini Boats are made with just a few ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes. These are great to serve as an appetizer or a dinner, as they are hearty and filling. Meatball Zucchini Boats are a delicious combination of fresh zucchini stuffed with fragrant basil pesto, juicy meatballs smothered in a creamy Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese. I love Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs and I always jump at the opportunity to cook them for my family and friends. I would like to thank them for sponsoring this delicious recipe. Also, check out these Mini Meatball Pies I did in partnership with Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs.

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Why You’ll Love These Meatball Zucchini Boats:

  • Incredibly easy to make in about 30 minutes
  • Made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients
  • Budget friendly
  • Can be enjoyed as an appetizer or dinner
  • Can be made using your favorite cheese or sauce

Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner or easy appetizer.Tips & Tricks on how to make the perfect Meatball Zucchini Boats:

  • I used store bough pesto sauce to cut time on this recipe and make it really easy, you can also use homemade
  • Same for the Alfredo sauce, I used store-bought, but you can you homemade or any sauce that you like. Marinara or vodka sauce work really well in this recipe
  • Use fresh zucchini that are not wilted so they can hold their shape well
  • I used a cookie scoop to scoop out the flesh of the zucchini. It makes it easier, but you can use any spoon, just be careful not to break the zucchini
  • Other delicious fillings or toppings are fresh basil, marinara sauce, more cheese, and chopped jalapeños
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Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner or easy appetizer.
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MEATBALL ZUCCHINI BOATS
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 773 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 2 Zucchini halved
  • 1 package Cooked Perfect Fresh Meatballs
  • 1 cup Pesto sauce store bought
  • 15 ounces Alfredo sauce store bought
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Brush a 8x8 inch baking dish with olive oil and set aside.
  3. Cut the zucchini in half and scoop out the flesh/middle to create a "zucchini boat".
  4. Distribute pesto sauce equally between the zucchini boats.
  5. Add zucchini boats to the baking dish and top each boat with 4 meatballs.
  6. Top with Alfredo sauce and cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the zucchini is tender.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
MEATBALL ZUCCHINI BOATS
Amount Per Serving
Calories 773 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 100%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 1934mg 81%
Potassium 451mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 34.8%
Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 56.7%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner or easy appetizer. Budget friendly and made with just a few ingredients.

Meatball Zucchini Boats are stuffed with pesto, juicy meatballs and topped with Alfredo sauce and lots of cheese, for a quick and delicious dinner or easy appetizer.

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