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Zucchini Dinghies

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients (9)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website. For dips, make and enjoy your dip creation. Then, refrigerate within 2 hours or discard.

Steps (5)

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a baking sheet by coating with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2
    Halve zucchini lengthwise, then using a melon baller or small spoon, remove the center of each half — being careful not to remove too much or cut too close to the edge — to create a long channel. Dice the removed zucchini meat and set aside.
  3. 3
    Place the zucchini halves hollowed-out side down on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. 4
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the zucchini meat, onion, ground turkey and salt. Cook, stirring often to break up the turkey, until most of the liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes, then add the tomatoes and dressing, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. 5
    Carefully flip over the baked zucchini halves and spoon heaping piles of the filling into the hollowed-out channels. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella on top of each half and bake for another 20 minutes; serve immediately.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Dinner Zucchini Dinghies are delicious and easy to prepare they make a great dinner just make dinner rolls and you have a perfect meal.
Date published: 2023-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great name for a great dish! This is a favorite, we save for Holiday appetizer! Ranchf is the kicker on top of the ground turkey and tomatoes and cheese! Highly Recommend!
Date published: 2022-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flavor zucchini boats are so versatile with flavors, ranch is obv a win
Date published: 2022-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ZUCCHINI DINGHIES are easy to make and very tasty.
Date published: 2021-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HV- Zucchini Dinghies Easy to make. I did not use turkey and they were tasty. Liked very well.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These look so good I know what I am making with the zucchini I have. These look amazing.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and delicious! I love zucchini and I'm always buying when it's on sale. Sometimes I have some that needs to get used quick. Searched for zucchini recipes and voila I had all the ingredients already at my disposal and dinner was done.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hubby LOVED it! This was definitely a yummy addition to our house. I did have to make a few adjusments to appease the masses. My husband doesnt like zucchini so i used yellow squash for him instead but it totally still worked out and he loved it.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great use for zucchini overload This is a great recipe to use the abundance of zucchini that most have this time of year! Nuce, quick, and simple.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We tried this but with shrimp and some lemon! So good!
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! I added a little garlic while cooking meat and this is a delicious recipe. Even the kids liked it.
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy lunch This is a great healthy recipe! I added this recipe into my collection. Quick and eat to prep for the week. I added some jalapenos for a little kick. YUM!
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zucchini Boats My zucchini were larger than the ones in the recipe so I call them "boats". I used salsa and rotel tomatoes in my mix along with sharp cheddar chees and parmesan cheese. I use ground chuck instead of turkey. It's delicious!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zucchini Dinghies Not only do these dinghies taste great but they are also fun to eat.
Date published: 2018-03-18
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