Are you looking for a low crab air fryer recipe? Then this air fryer stuffed zucchini boats recipe should be your top choice. They are delicious and healthy meal option that involves hollowing out fresh zucchini and filling them with a flavorful mixture before cooking them in an air fryer.
How To Cook Air Fryer Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Preparing air fryer-stuffed zucchini boats is a simple process. It only requires 15 minutes. Simply cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, remove the seeds to make a hollow cavity, stuff the zucchini with your chosen filling, and cook them in the air fryer.
1 zucchini (Large Or Medium Size)
1 onion minced
1 small tomato
50-gram cooked bacon
1 garlic clove (Finely Minced)
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon margarine
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
Salt and black pepper ( To taste)
This is a simple stuffed zucchini recipe that is very easy to make. Just follow the below steps:
Step-1: Take 1 large or medium size zucchini and cut it into 2 halves.
Step-2: Take a medium bowl and add onion, tomato, bacon, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
Step-3: Scope the seeds out from the zucchinis with a spoon. And lay them upside down.
Step-4: Fill the zucchinis with the mixture prepared above. Top them with shredded cheese.
Step-5: Place the stuffed zucchini in the air fryer basket and cook for 12 minutes at 350 F.
And that’s it, air fryer stuffed zucchinis are ready. Serve with fresh parsley leaves with your favorite dipping sauce.
Tips & Notes
1- You can also add different vegetable toppings if you like to have vegetarian stuffed zucchini. I have used bacon, tomato, and onion with salt and pepper. You can use ground beef, or other veggies of your choice. Just make sure to cook the meat items first before adding them to your zucchinis.
2- A medium size air fryer can accommodate 4 medium-sized zucchinis, you can reduce the quantity, if your air fryer basket is small.
3- Let the zucchinis rest for 1-2 minutes before serving.
4- Cheese may drip down and create a mess in your air fryer, so you can use aluminum foil as a zucchinis base.
5- The precise cooking time for stuffed zucchinis can vary based on the performance of different air fryers. So, keep an eye on the last moments if you are cooking them for the first time, it will give you a better idea of the precise cooking time.
6- You can use low crab breadcrumbs if you are concerned about crab and calorie count.
7- Instead of ground beef, you can use chicken or beef sausages as well.
8- For softer zucchini, you can cook them for 7-8 minutes at 360 F.
Different Topping Options For Stuffed Zucchinis
You can include a variety of ingredients for their fillings such as ground meat, vegetables, cheese, herbs, and spices.
If you are a vegetarian, then instead of using any meat, add a variety of vegetables. Some of my favorite toppings are black beans, jalapenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, and black olives.
If you are a meat lover, then create a mix of meats for a more satisfying filling. The options I use are pepperonis, ground beef, bacon and ground turkey.
- 1 zucchini (Large Or Medium Size)
- 1 onion minced
- 1 small tomato
- 50 gram cooked bacon
- 1 garlic clove (finely minced)
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
- shredded cheese
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
- Take 1 large or medium sizezucchini and cut it into 2 halves.
- Take a medium bowl and add onion, tomato, bacon, salt, and pepper. Mixwell.
- Scope the seeds out from the zucchinis with a spoon. And lay them upside down.
- Fill the zucchinis with the mixture prepared above.
- Top them with shredded cheese.
- Place the stuffed zucchini in the air fryer basket and cook for 12minutes at 350 F.