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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

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

This Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini Recipe 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

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts 14-15oz
  • 10 oz Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth, low sodium (Chicken Broth is fine for non-vegetarian)
  • 2 tbls Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 1/2 cup stuffing, 1/4 topping
  • 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.  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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Wash and trim the ends off the zucchini, then slice in half lengthwise. 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
  7. 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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Recipe Notes

  1. For the artichoke hearts, I used canned hearts in water.  You can also use frozen, but thaw them out in the fridge the night before you use them.
  2. For the milk, I used 1%, but you can use any milk that you prefer.
  3. You can replace the parmesan all together and you can also add double the cheese in the recipe.  If you do, you will likely have extra filling.  Either use another zucchini or eat it as a dip the next day!  Some great shredded cheese options for this are cheddar, manchego, jack, gruyere, gouda, or mozzarella.