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Low Carb Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage Zucchini Boats

This easy to make Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage Zucchini recipe is both delicious and nutritious! They are jammed packed with flavors, you'll completely forget that you are eating healthy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 446.48 kcal


  • 2 yellow zucchinis
  • 2 green zucchinis
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-1.25 lbs Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400*F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice zucchini lengthwise. Place zucchini on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle himilayan salt over the zuccini. Roast zucchini in the oven for 17-20 minutes or until soft.
  • While the zucchini is roasting, in a mortar combine minced garlic, pinch of salt and Italian seasoning, mash until a paste like consistency.
  • Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add diced onions, saute until they become soft and slightly translucent. Then add garlic paste. Allow a minute or two to fragment into onions.
  • Add spicy Italian turkey sausage, and cook until almost cooked throughly. Breaking apart the meat with a spatula. Add a small pinch of salt, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  • Make room at the center of the pan, and add in tomato paste. Gently work it through the meat, until well combined. Add about 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese and almost all of the Parmesan cheese. Mix until melted into meat.
  • Once zucchini is done roasting, use a paper towel to pat out any moisture. Then using a spoon scoop out the centers of the zucchini to make wells.
  • Stuff the sausage into the zuccchini. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Put back in the over for an additional 8-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and there is a light brown top.
  • Serve warm. Drizzle a few more flakes of Parmesan cheese. You are ready to enjoy this delicious dish!


Serving Size: 2 Zucchini Boats, 446.48 calories
Tip: Afraid of working with hot zucchini once it’s out of the oven. You can pre scoop the centers of he zucchini before you put them in the oven. Add a little of salt and pepper. Then place in he oven.
Store in an air tight container up to 5 days
Or freeze in a freeze face air tight container for up to 4-5 months. Let thaw before reheating in a microwave or oven at 400*F for about 15-20 minutes!
Keyword Easy Healthy Meals, Healthy Dish, Keto Recipe, Low Carb Recipes