3-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Zucchini Boats Recipe

Growing zucchini in my garden, I have been looking for a yummy zucchini boat recipe. A part of my healthy journey is to discover different recipes and try new things. Sometimes this means eating more veggies and other times it means cutting out things like salt and sugar. I have discovered there are certain foods that make me feel off, and now I avoid them. Certain breads have been making me feel this way and sadly, I have had to cut back and be aware of what I am eating.

Quite a few of my friends have a meatless Monday meal, where they have a family meal and cut out the meat. Obviously if you are vegetarian or Vegan this is not a big deal to you, but for someone like me who grew up eating meat and potatoes every meal, this is an adjustment. But veggies make me feel good and they help my body stay healthy. Plus I grow them myself and save big when they are in season.

I recently found this yummy cheesy spinach lasagna zucchini boat recipe and had to share it with you all!

3-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Zucchini Boats

3-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Zucchini Boats

Yields: 8 zucchini boats

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large zucchini
  • 5 handfuls of spinach
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Slice each zucchini in half, lengthwise. Using a metal spoon or melon baller, hollow out the center of each zucchini. Place zucchini in a baking dish and set aside.

Warm the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and allow it to heat through for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and gently stir for 3-4 minutes until spinach has wilted. Remove from heat.

Place the ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella, the Parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add the cooked spinach and incorporate into the cheese mixture.

Spoon the filling into the zucchini boats. Evenly spoon on the marina sauce and top with the remaining ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

3-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Zucchini Boats Recipe

This recipe is great served on its own, as an appetizer or along side your favourite chicken recipe. I think this is my new fave to make!

What do you think? Is this something your family would enjoy?

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Yum! These look SO good!

  2. This is the best healthy recipe I’ve seen in a long time. I love using the zucchini as a healthy base.

  3. I really like this dish and find it very tasty, my husband on the other hand nope, but that’s good, more for me..lol

  4. My boyfriend LOVES lasagna, but I never thought to put it in zucchini! This is brilliant! thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Thanks for the recipe,honestly i have never used zucchini for anything other than bread can’t wait to try this it looks delicious

  6. These look so tasty. I love the simple ingredients and that it’s low-carb! YUM!

  7. I love zucchini boats! And I love experimenting on new version! Definitely trying this one!

  8. I have never seen anything like this before! It is like all of my favorite foods mushed together. Yum!

  9. I am total going to try this! I need more healthy food in my diet and this is a great way ti still be able to eat something pasta like without all the calories!

  10. Now this is a great combination. I really need to try this out. Cutting out the extra carbs from pasta would be a good thing!

  11. These look great. I love healthier foods like these too. I’ve been trying to think of some good recipes. I’ll certainly be trying this one out soon.

  12. Those look delicious! I love zucchini. I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. I love zucchini and lasagna. This has to be the best recipe I could have come across.

  14. Claudia Krusch says

    These 3-Cheese Spinach Lasagna Zucchini Boats look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend.

  15. Zucchini is one of my favorites to grow in my garden. I will have to give this recipe a try. It looks so good.

  16. These looks so yummy! Such a healthy variation!

  17. YUM! These look so amazing! I am definitely making these over the weekend!

  18. Victoria Ess says

    These sound like they would make a delicious meal!

  19. I love zucchini! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I’ll have to give it a try.

  20. Yum. I love making zucchini boats. This looks like a dish my family would really enjoy.

  21. We do a meatless meal at least once a week. This certainly looks delicious. My family will love it.

  22. As a vegetarian family we are always looking for these types of fun and yummy recipes! Thank you so much for putting these on my radar! I can’t wait to make them this week!

  23. reesann723 says

    I love making these in the summer with fresh zucchini from my garden!!!

  24. This is a great alternative to those fried dishes that we frequently do. We are now on a low fat diet so this works perfect!

  25. Now this sounds delicious. So good. NOM NOM NOM. I am a huge fan of zucchini actually. I am willing to bed husband will like that too.

  26. I love zucchini recipes and this one looks amazing.I will pin it and try it soon.Thanks for shaing.

  27. Melanie Gray says

    Um, hold on a sec – I have to go buy some zucchini!! These look delicious

  28. This would be a fun supper for everyone.

  29. Just made it for dinner tonight and it’s delicious!😋

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