Ham and Cheese Zucchini Boats

Ingredients for cooking ham and cheese squash boats

  1. Zucchini (or zucchini) 2 pieces (young)
  2. Onion 1 piece (small)
  3. Ricotta 100 grams
  4. Parmesan (cheese) grated 2 tablespoons
  5. Gouda (cheese) grated 100 grams
  6. Ham (diced) 150 grams
  7. Basil 3-4 leaves
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Pepper to taste
  10. Mold release oil
  • Main ingredients: Ham, Onion, Zucchini, Cheese
  • Serving 8 servings


Kitchen knife, baking dish, pan, grater, tablespoon, cutting board, oven mitts, frying pan, tablespoon.

Cooking boats from zucchini with ham and cheese:

Step 1: Clean the zucchini.

Rinse the zucchini, first split across in half, and then in half lengthwise, so that you get quarters.
Boil the salted water in a saucepan and toss the quarters of zucchini into it. 2-3 minutesbut not more so that the vegetables are not too softened.
After the zucchini has cooled, take the pulp out of them with a spoon to make hollow inside the boat.

Step 2: Prepare the filling.

Grind and mix the pulp of zucchini with grated parmesan and ricotta cheese.
Peel the onion, finely chop and fry in oil until soft. Add the ham to the onion and cook everything together for 2-3 minutes. Cool.
Add the ham and onion to the rest of the topping ingredients, salt, pepper and mix thoroughly.

Step 3: We stuff the squash.

Oil the baking dish.
Quarters of zucchini fill with the filling prepared at the last step (fold it tightly) and lay them in the mold in one layer.
Sprinkle grated gouda on top.

Step 4: Bake zucchini boats with ham and cheese.

You need to bake boats from zucchini with 180 degrees during 30-40 minutesuntil the cheese on top becomes a golden crust.
Serve the dish hot, immediately after cooking.

Step 5: Serve the ham and cheese squash boats.

Zucchini boats with ham and cheese are delicious. I don’t know if I need to add anything else. An incredibly simple dish that everyone can cook without problems. You can add other ingredients if you want. And you can serve as a boat on their own, without everything, and with sauce, tomato or sour cream.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- This is a universal recipe, that is, you can put in the filling everything that is in your refrigerator.

- If you are not going to put the pulp of zucchini into the filling, the amount of ingredients should be increased.