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Stuffed Yellow Squash and Zucchini Boats

Colorful yellow squash and zucchini filled with slightly sweet tomato, onion, and herbs. Healthy side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flavorful, Simple
Servings: 6
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life


  • Large Stock Pot


  • 2 medium yellow squash small
  • 2 medium zucchini small
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp basil fresh chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley fresh chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme fresh chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • cayenne pepper pinch
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Fill a large pan with water. Scrub squash and zucchini and add to water. Bring to a low boil over medium heat. Let boil for 5-6 minutes. Squash should be firm on the outside and fork-tender on the inside.
  • Remove squash and zucchini from water and let cool to touch.
  • While squash is cooling peel and chop tomato, and onion. Set aside.
  • When squash and zucchini is cool, slice inhalf long ways. Take knife and gently run alongside the skin of 3 yellow squash and 3 zucchini halves. Use spoon to scoop out cooked pulp. Chop into bite sized pieces Add to chopped tomatoes.
  • Chop the remaining yellow squash and zucchini halves into bite sized pieces and add to tomato mixture.
  • Drizzle olive oil, and vinegar over tomato mixture. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and herbs. Use spoon to gently toss tomato mixture.
  • Drain squash and zucchini halves. Using a slotted spoon, drain tomatoe mixture before adding to squash and zucchini halves.
  • Add shredded Parmesan cheese to zucchini.
  • Place baking dish on bottom rack of oven and cook for 30 minutes.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg