Get Your Kids Loving Zucchini!

Zucchini is a type of squash that is inexpensive to buy, healthy and actually easy to grow. But what if you don’t think your kiddos will eat it? This recipe will win them over! And if you get them involved in making it they will be fans for sure… guarantee it!

Zucchini is so inexpensive that you can actually buy it organic and it still not break the budget. This recipe is perfect if you are trying to move away from those starchy pasta recipes. 🙂



  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 oz mild Italian sausage (I get the kind without casing.)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, Italian seasoning, or basil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I use Tillamook Farmhouse shredded)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet or 9x13inch baking dish with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half horizontally, then carefully scoop out the center of the zucchini. The insides can be composted as they are too watery for this recipe.
  3. Cook the sausage until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks. Add the garlic in the last minute.
  4. Add the marinara to the sausage and stir well to combine. Add the oregano (or spice you choose), salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the sausage mixture into each carved zucchini. Top with shredded mozzarella. Bake around 12-15 minutes until the zucchini is tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve immediately.

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