Recipe: Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini

One of the most difficult times as a vegetarian is big family feasts like Christmas when the table is piled with sides and salads, but the main dish is usually meat – in times like this I turn to stuffed vegetables and these stuffed zucchini are my new favourite. If you haven’t tried stuffing a zucchini yet then you definitely should!

Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 150g mushrooms
  • Large red capsicum
  • Small brown onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2tbs dried oregano
  • 2tbs dried basil
  • 3tbs fresh parsley
  • 1 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese)


  1. Preheat oven to 190C
  2. Carefully halve the zucchini and cut out the flesh, leaving half a centimetre or so around the edges, and being careful not to cut through the skin. Place on a lined baking tray and set aside
  3. Dice the zucchini flesh as well as the mushrooms and capsicum
  4. Finely dice the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes
  5. Add the diced zucchini, mushroom and capsicum and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened
  6. Remove from the heat and mix through the dried herbs and diced parsley, panko and nutritional yeast
  7. Spoon into the zucchini boats, pressing down gently and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden
  8. Enjoy!

Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini | I Spy Plum Pie

Be careful not to overcook the stuffed zucchini as you don’t want it to get soggy or fall apart – remove from the oven when the zucchini boat is just cooked. If you prefer you can use parmesan cheese in the mixture but I prefer keeping them vegan friendly and using nutritional yeast instead. This has the added bonus of being packed with the vitamin B12 which is something I need to get more of in my diet, so it’s nutritional yeast on everything in my house at the moment!

If you are making these for a meal like Christmas then you can make the filling in advance and then just pop it all together and in the oven when it’s time to eat – saving time and kitchen space which are both always at a premium!

Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini | I Spy Plum Pie

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4 Comments on Recipe: Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 1, 2016 at 4:09 pm (8 years ago)

      Doesn’t it make for a pretty dish! Who knew zucchini could be good looking!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m all about dressing up boring veggies!


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