Salmon-Stuffed Zucchini

Salmon and zucchini have always been a great pairing, but have you tried stuffing zucchini with salmon? Try it and love it with this healthy recipe that offers plenty of veggies with filling salmon and cheese.

Salmon-Stuffed Zucchini
Photo: Karla Konrad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Broil Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
8 zucchini halves


  • 4 medium zucchini (about 8 oz. each)

  • cup finely chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup roasted red sweet pepper, drained and chopped

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 3 2.5 ounce pouches lemon-pepper or plain skinless, boneless pink salmon

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup finely shredded Gruyere or Parmesan cheese (2 oz.)

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat broiler. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; if desired, trim ends. Using a small spoon, scoop out and discard pulp, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place zucchini shells, cut sides up, in a shallow baking pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat 4 to 5 minutes or until edges of zucchini start to brown.

  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together the next five ingredients (through Italian seasoning). Add salmon and bread crumbs. Stir gently to combine.

  3. Spoon salmon mixture into broiled zucchini halves. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve with lemon wedges.


If your zucchini are larger than a slim 8-oz. size, you can still make this dish. Use two larger zucchini and prepare as directed, stuffing four halves. You may need to increase the cooking time slightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 55.8mg 279%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 626mg 13%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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