Zucchini Boats with Tomato, Cheese, and Egg

Transform zucchini into a mouth-watering, no-fry dish that’s perfect for a nutritious and delicious dinner. These zucchini boats are stuffed with a savory mixture of tomato, garlic, herbs, and eggs, topped with cheese and a hint of mayonnaise for extra creaminess. It’s an easy, budget-friendly recipe that’s sure to impress!


  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 100 g cheese (such as mozzarella or cheddar), grated
  • 4 eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Zucchini:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise and scoop out the centers using a spoon or melon baller, leaving a shell about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the inside of each zucchini boat with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  2. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the finely chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, and half of the chopped parsley. If you like, you can sauté this mixture in a pan with a little olive oil for about 3-5 minutes to soften the tomatoes and garlic, then let it cool slightly.
  3. Add Eggs and Mayonnaise:
    • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the mayonnaise until well combined. Stir this mixture into the cooled tomato and garlic. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Assemble the Zucchini Boats:
    • Spoon the tomato, garlic, and egg mixture into each zucchini half, filling them generously. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top of each filled zucchini boat.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the stuffed zucchini boats on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  6. Garnish and Serve:
    • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Garnish with the remaining chopped parsley before serving.


These Zucchini Boats are a fantastic way to enjoy a light yet satisfying meal, packed with flavors that complement each other beautifully. They are perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner, offering a great combination of protein, vegetables, and herbs. Enjoy this easy-to-make dish that not only looks great but tastes incredible too!