Stuffed Zucchini / Squash Boats

My husband has grown us a delicious garden this year. We have almost any vegetable you can think of and even strawberries and raspberries. I have loved having all the fresh vegetables and it is honestly amazing how much better they taste. We did a taste test between some store bought carrots we had and carrots from our garden and I couldn't believe the difference.  

Our garden produced a ton of huge zucchini and squash and so I have been finding fun ways to use them. I decided to go for a vegetable stuffed zucchini or squash recipe and it was a huge success! I just used tons of yummy veggies from our garden and added in some cheese and bacon. It was seriously so much better than I anticipated. We loved it! 

Stuffed Zucchini / Squash Boats


  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Shredded cheese
  • Red, orange and yellow bell peppers, diced
  • I used some of each but you want about 1 1/2 whole bell peppers total
  • ½ a red onion, diced
  • ½ bunch of green onions, diced
  • ½ regular size container of mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz bacon, cooked and cut in to small pieces
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 squash


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Dice up all the ingredients as directed in the ingredients list.
  3. Mix together all ingredients except for the zucchini and squash
  4. Cut the zucchini and squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds / guts with a spoon.
  5. Fill the zucchini and squash with the veggie / bacon mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes

Download the full recipe here!