Air fryer zucchini boats with sausage - Bearcookers

Air fryer stuffed zucchini boats are a great low carb recipe in the air fryer. Flavorful and satisfying, the air fried stuffed zucchini filling is sausage, but you can use what ever filling you want.


  • First of all, can you also use yellow summer squash? Yes you can use Summer Squash instead of zucchini.
  • Choose a smaller, tender zucchini. The larger they are, the older and tougher they cook. You want something smaller that can cook quick.
  • Make sure to scoop out all the seeds when hollowing out the zucchini. The more hollow it is, the more filling you can add into the cavity.
  • You might need to cook in several batches depending on the size of your air fryer
  • Want a lot of meat filling? Then Pre-cooking the filling ensures that the sausage or any meat is fully cooked. If you’re not adding a lot of filling then the raw meat should be cooked when the zucchini is cooked.
  • If you want really soft zucchini, then you can pre-cook the zucchini first in the air fryer. Spray it with oil, then salt and pepper. Air fry for about 5 minutes on 360. After that, allow the zucchini to cool completely then stuffed it and air fry for the remainder until the cheese is melted and filling is hot all the way through.



  • 2 medium (2 medium) zucchini , halved and cored
  • 1/2 lb. (227 g) uncooked sausage meat
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (57 g) grated cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) fresh chopped parsley
  • oil spray , for coating


  • Vegetarian options are: black beans with a little sauce and cheese, or use lentils, pinto beans.
  • Vegan options are using tofu, beans, lentils or chopped vegetables but with no cheese.
  • Pescatarian options are using chopped shrimp, or fish like salmon and tilapia
  • Different ground meats: Your can use ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef.

Halve and core the zucchini

Zucchini halved and cored out

Lay zucchini cut-side down and spray skin side with olive oil spray.

Zucchini halves skin side up and sprayed with oil

Flip the zucchini and stuff the center with sausage. Top with breadcrumbs and cheese. Spray tops with oil spray.

Zucchini stuffed with sausage and breadcrumbs, cheese in a bowl

Lay zucchini in air fryer making sure the zucchini doesn’t tip over

Stuffed zucchini in air fryer basket

Air Fry at 360°F for 10-14 minutes or until sausage is cooked all the way through. Serve with sauce if you want. Top with parsley. It’s delicious either way!

Finished air fried stuffed zucchini boats

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