Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

Close up of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

The ultimate appetizer is warm, cheesy, creamy, Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  So, why not take all of this goodness and stuff it into Zucchini?  Well, I did!  This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it’s healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh and bright spinach, and meaty zucchini.  Try serving this with either a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta to complete the meal!

This is a perfect recipe for easy Meal Planning as it’s so easy to prep ahead.  Check out my Free video Kickstarting Meal Planning if you want some easy printable tools for meal planning!  

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Meatless Meals for Everyone!

Whether you are vegetarian or a full-fledge meat eater, meatless meals can wow the pants off of anyone.  All it takes is the right combo of a few delicious ingredients.  Replacing an animal protein with vegetables means you are getting more fiber, calcium, and vitamins than you can get from meat.  With the right veggies, you can still get a healthy dose of protein as well.  Which brings me to THIS Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini.

Artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

In this recipe, artichokes provide Fiber AND protein and are packed with nutrients, Vitamins C and K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron just to name a few!  Spinach provides Vitamins A, C, and K1, as well as protein, fiber, Iron, Folic Acid, and calcium.

Overall, you get 5g of Fiber and 9g Protein per serving in this Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini Recipe!

Try these other Meatless Meals packed with Fiber, Protein, and other Nutrients:

Fork on plate with cut Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR SPINACH & ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can make the stuffing, scoop and stuff the zucchini, then store in the fridge until ready to bake and eat.  

For the stuffing, start with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved. Set aside.Add cornstarch to milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Grate the Parmesan Cheese.  I like to grate cheese at home so that I know it’s fresh and doesn’t have fillers.  FREEZER HACK: You can store it in the freezer to make it last longer too!Grating Parmesan Cheese for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Dice the onion and mince the garlic. FREEZER HACK: I mince a ton of fresh garlic in a mini food processor and then store it in the freezer so it’s always ready for me!

Chop the artichoke hearts. Wash and dry the spinach leaves.

Cutting artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook, then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach.

Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Add the vegetable broth, milk cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick. Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Adding cornstarch slurry to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Thickened spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding parmesan to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Warning, taste with caution, you may not be able to stop!

Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Now we prepare the zucchini!  Wash and trim the ends off and then slice in half.  Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.  Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to bake and eat.

Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

 

COOK YOUR SPINACH ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI 

Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes in 400 F degree oven. For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned. If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed raw zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Serve with a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta and ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it's healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh spinach, and meaty zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead and then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke, meatless, spinach, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 144 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tbls Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth, low sodium (Chicken Broth is fine for non-vegetarian)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 1/2 cup stuffing, 1/4 topping
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts 14-15oz
  • 10 oz Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 6 Small Zucchini or 4 Medium

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Make the sauce by starting with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved.  Set aside.

    Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  2. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.  Chop the artichoke hearts.

    Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes on Medium-Low heat, stirring so they don't burn, until they start to soften. 

    Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  4. Then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.

    Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  5. Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves.  Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach. 

    Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  6. Add the vegetable broth, milk & cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick.  Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.  Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

    Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  7. Wash and trim the ends off the zucchini, then slice in half. 

    Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  8. Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.

    Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  9. Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge covered until you are ready to bake and eat.

    Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cook the Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degree oven.

  2. Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes.  For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned.  If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

    Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

    Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

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