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Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Tuna is one of my favorite sources of protein, since it is so quick and easy to make.  I recently made these tasty Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats, which are perfect for a lunch or quick dinner.

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a quick and easy meal with zucchini and tuna.

This time of year I always have more zucchini than I know what to do with!  So I like to experiment with new and different ways to serve it. I used Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil to make the Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  The Prime Fillet Albacore Tuna combines the highest quality albacore tuna with the finest, restaurant-inspired ingredients. It is convenient and nutritious, and is available in 2.5oz pouches or 5oz cans.

Bumble Bee Tuna

Since the tuna comes already seasoned I only needed a few ingredients to complete the recipe.  I mixed the tuna with the zucchini flesh, some red onion and topped it off with cheddar cheese. Those simple additions were all that was needed to make a spicy Mexican inspired dish.

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a quick and easy meal with zucchini and tuna.

Yield: 2

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 can Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the insides. Chop the zucchini insides.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Open the tuna can and pour some of the olive oil into the pan.
  4. Saute the zucchini insides and red onion in the olive oil for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tuna.
  6. Stuff the zucchini shells with the mixture and top with cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

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The Prime Fillet Gourmet Flavors also comes in  Sundried Tomatoes & Olive Oil and Chipotle & Olive Oil flavors.  I like the versatility of having it available in a variety of flavors, and both pouches and cans. When I am making a quick salad or lunch dish I like to use the pouches, and when I am making dinner for the family I usually use the cans.

Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats - a quick and easy meal with zucchini and tuna.

With these cans of tuna with flavoring ingredients included it is easy to make quick recipes that have more pizzazz than basic salads! 

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By on June 29th, 2015

6 thoughts on “Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats”

  1. Yummo! That looks like a great recipe. I’ve pinned it and shared on social media. Thanks for sharing it at the #sundaysdownunder linky party!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Your Tuna Stuffed Zucchini Boats are just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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