Smoked ham stuffed zucchini boats

Smoked ham stuffed zucchini boats

Ham, herbs, and cheese anchor a low-carb filling that carries zucchini from yum to YOWSA. Familiar, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious. If you like zucchini, we promise this dish will float your boat.

Smoked ham stuffed zucchini boats

Ham, herbs, and cheese anchor a low-carb filling that carries zucchini from yum to YOWSA. Familiar, satisfying, and oh-so-delicious. If you like zucchini, we promise this dish will float your boat.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 123 lbs 750 g zucchini
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz. 400 g smoked deli ham
  • 4 oz. (½ cup) 110 g (120 ml) cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp red onion, finely choppedred onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper
For serving
  • 7 oz. (5½ cups) 200 g (1.3 liters) lettuce
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Split each zucchini in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Blot off the drops of liquid with paper towels. Place the halves in a greased baking dish.
  4. Chop the ham coarsely and mix with cottage cheese, mayonnaise, red onion, and spices. Add a third of the grated cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Distribute the mixture into the halves of zucchini and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake for approximately 20–30 minutes or until the zucchini boats have turned a nice golden color.
  6. Mix oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper into a simple vinaigrette. Serve the zucchini boats beside a simple salad made with lettuce and vinaigrette.

Tip

Feel free to vary the recipe by using this yummy filling in eggplant or bell peppers.

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16 comments

  1. paul
    would be nice if the recipe was more detailed, I totally forgot to add the mayo and red onion since I was moving so fast and reading the directions. I guess the red onion and mayo is under the "add the spices step. So far two of the recipes on this website have lacked detailed instructions. However, its still a good recipe :)
    Reply: #7
  2. Mary Pat
    I agree, directions were too vague.
  3. Anja
    Good recipe and I was free to choose the filling! Made twice already! Thanks!
  4. Phyllis
    Delicious!
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  6. Hanna
    Yeah 2/2 recipes lacked detail.
  7. Judi
    I guess it's been edited to fix the error you pointed out. Thanks for pointing it out to them!
  8. Denny
    Why does this recipe have 7 CARBS?

    And if they are zucchini vegetable carbs, do they really count???

    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Why does this recipe have 7 CARBS?
    And if they are zucchini vegetable carbs, do they really count???

    Zucchini, cottage cheese, cheese and onion all have carbs. The carbs we list are the net carbs which are digested and yes, should be counted.

  10. Monica
    Isn’t 7 carbs high for a Keto meal? Or is it 7 carbs total for the 4 servings?
    Reply: #11
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Isn’t 7 carbs high for a Keto meal? Or is it 7 carbs total for the 4 servings?

    The orange circle indicates this is a moderate low carb recipe, not in the keto recipe collection. However, many people eating keto can easily tolerate 7-10 grams of carbs per meal. This is in the moderate low carb collection because it's lower fat and higher protein (by percentage of calories) than our keto meals are.

  12. sandra.a.weiland
    So I left out the mayo and the spices and just mixed the cottage cheese, with onions, smoked ham and shredded cheese and it was an explosion in my mouth. This is definitely going to be one of my favorites. I had no idea cottage cheese could be used like this.
  13. jane.huddson
    Can you substitute the cottage cheese for anything else?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you substitute the cottage cheese for anything else?

    We have not tested this with alternate ingredients but you may have luck with ricotta cheese.

  15. lauramb1994
    Such a creative recipe. Didn't have ham so used bacon (because I always have bacon). Turned out pretty amazing. So quick and easy. Will make this again!!
    Reply: #16
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Such a creative recipe. Didn't have ham so used bacon (because I always have bacon). Turned out pretty amazing. So quick and easy. Will make this again!!

    I bet the bacon was an excellent substitute! So glad you enjoyed it!

  17. Kalsey
    This recipe was really good! We used really spicy boars head ham, added to the flavors.

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