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Vegan Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Herb Risotto

This is a delicious vegan stuffed zucchini boats recipe with herb risotto rice. It’s almost too perfect. Because let’s get real here, zucchini loves fresh basil 💚

This recipe makes ~6 stuffed zucchini boats. Try to select medium zucchini that are all roughly the same size, so they cook through at the same rate.

It takes time to pull this recipe off. It isn’t hard, but risotto takes time to stir, and zucchini needs time to bake. But the assembly of the vegan stuffed zucchini is quick and easy.

This works well as a main course for dinner. It would taste awesome paired with a side of Fennel and White Bean Salad or Heirloom Tomato Salad.

For a variation, chop up some Field Roast Italian Garlic and Fennel Sausage, and add it to the risotto right before stuffing the zucchini.

Mangia bene! And don’t miss more UVK recipes, like Zucchini Basil Soup or Beet Risotto.

Zucchini Stuffed Rice
Delicious, vegan zucchini boats stuffed with risotto

Vegan Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Italian Herb Risotto

1 batch Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

3 medium zucchini, sliced in half long ways, seeds removed, and hollow out to create a “boat”

1-2 large tomatoes, sliced

Garlic powder, to sprinkle

Italian seasoning, to sprinkle

Vegan parmesan, to top – optional


1. Follow the recipe for Vegan Italian Herb Risotto. When you’ve completed it and the rice is cool enough to handle, move on to the next step.

How to Make Vegan Zucchini Boats

2. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Grease a 9″ X 13″ pan.

3. Grab one of the zucchini boats, and stuff it generously with herb risotto. Then, place the boat in the 9″ X 13″ pan. Repeat this process until all the zucchini are stuffed.

Vegan Stuffed Zucchini Boats

4. Arrange the slices of tomato over each boat (I did 3 slices per boat). Then sprinkle everything with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Finally, top the stuffed zucchini with vegan parmesan, if using.

Vegan Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Rice

5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400º F for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve the vegan stuffed zucchini boats.

Vegan Zuchini Boats
Tasty Italian vegan stuffed zucchini boats with rice

2 responses to “Vegan Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Herb Risotto”

  1. I eat zucchini because it’s good for me but I’m not really a fan. Occasionally it tastes good and I actually enjoy it. This looks like it could make the enjoyable list! Looks phenomenal!

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