Recipes and Cooking BBQ & Grilling Grilled Vegetables Zucchini Boats with Bacon Gremolata Be the first to rate & review! Our Zucchini Boats with Bacon Gremolata recipe is a fresh and flavorful side dish to add to your dinner spread. Stuffed squash is rarely this easy, cheesy, and delicious! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 18, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 35 mins Grill Time: 8 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium-large zucchini (6 to 7 ounces each) 2 tablespoon lemon juice 4 teaspoon olive oil 3 large cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 recipe Bacon Gremolata Bacon Gremolata 16 slice bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and finely crumbled, or 1 cup finely chopped Canadian-style bacon 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan and/or Romano cheese (4 ounces) ¼ cup snipped fresh basil ¼ cup finely chopped pepperoncini salad pepper or fresh jalapeño chile pepper* 4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon black pepper Directions Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out centers to form 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick shells; set aside. In a small bowl stir together lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Brush insides of zucchini shells with lemon mixture. Place shells, cut sides down, on a lightly greased grilling tray. For a charcoal grill, grill zucchini on grilling tray on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 5 to 7 minutes or until cut sides start to brown. Turn zucchini; grill for 1 minute more. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place zucchini on grilling tray on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Using hot pads, remove tray from grill. Spoon Bacon Gremolata into zucchini shells, mounding slightly and pressing down lightly. Return to grill. Cover and grill for 2 to 4 minutes more or until zucchini is crisp-tender and cheese starts to melt. Bacon Gremolata In a small bowl stir together bacon, cheese, basil, pepperoncini, lemon peel, garlic, and black pepper. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 168 Calories 12g Fat 5g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 168 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 731mg 32% Total Carbohydrate 5g 2% Total Sugars 2g Protein 11g *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.