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Zucchini boats with spinach and feta.
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Spanakopita Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Spinach, feta and onion filled zucchini boats.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: recipe for zucchini boats, stuffed zucchini boats, Zucchini boats
Servings: 8 zucchini boats
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 4 large zucchini washed, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound spinach washed and chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta divided
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Hollow out zucchini halves using a melon baller or spoon, reserving insides.
  • Put zucchini boats into a lightly greased 13"X 9" baking pan.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over a medium heat.
  • Saute green and white onions until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  • Chop reserved zucchini insides, add spinach and chopped zucchini to pan and continue cooking until spinach is wilted and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain excess liquid, return spinach mixture to pan and cook another minute or two to remove excess liquid, spinach mixture should be on the dry side. Add dill, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat eggs, cottage cheese and 6 ounces crumbled feta together in a bowl.
  • Mix spinach and onions with cheese mixture.
  • Fill the zucchini boats, using all the filling, it's ok if it spills over.
  • Top with remaining 2 ounces feta
  • Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes, or until zucchini is tender, and feta cheese is light golden. Cover with foil if it starts to brown.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3093IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2mg