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Air Fryer Veggie Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Are you as obsessed with your Air Fryer as I am? I can’t tell you how many times per week I use mine…Let’s just say, it’s a lot. In fact, I use it so much, it’s pretty much my “cooking assistant” in the kitchen. And my latest obsession? This Air Fryer Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe.


Not only is it healthy and easy to make, but the kids love the taste and flavor, too. Anytime I can get more veggies in their tummy, it’s a total win! 


Even though this zucchini recipe is a great appetizer or way to start the meal, it can totally be a meal on its own, too. Since it’s packed full of cheese and other tasty ingredients, it’s hearty and delicious and cooks up in no time at all. 

Is this Air Fryer Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe spicy?

That all depends on how you want to make it. Since this recipe does call for fresh jalapeno, there’s a good chance that it’s going to have a little bit of heat. If you want to make it not spicy, then just eliminate the added jalapenos and it will mellow out the flavor quite a bit. 


The chili powder is also going to be spicy so keep that in mind as well. Season to taste!

What else can you add to this stuffed zucchini recipe?

Add in all the veggies that you can! I personally like to stuff it full of as much cheese as it will hold, but I also love adding in onions, too. Anything that is fresh and in season from the garden or on sale at the store is a winning choice for me. 


Can you freeze these once cooked?

I would say no. If you freeze them once they’re cooked, they’re not going to have a good texture once unthawed. They’ll get mushy and it just won’t be a good plan.


Since they don’t take long to make, start with a small batch that you’ll eat and increase as you need more. It’s better to run out and make more than waste some by making too much! 


If you’re ready for a totally tasty and simple recipe, you’re going to love these Air Fryer Stuffed Zucchinis. So much flavor and taste and even better if you can use the produce right from your very own garden! 

Yield: 2-6 boats

Air Fryer Veggie Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These vegetarian air fryer zucchini boats are full of your favorite veggies and seasoned to perfection. Great as a healthy appetizer or side to any meal!


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • olive oil


  1. Wash zucchini and slice lengthwise down the center.
  2. Using a spoon, scoop out the center of the zucchini removing all seeds.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the tomatoes, red pepper, jalapeno, seasonings, and cheese.
  4. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Then spoon mixture into the center of each zucchini.
  6. Place in an Air Fryer basket/tray and spray or brush with olive oil.
  7. Cook at 390 for about 12 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with toppings of choice: salsa, sour cream, avocado, etc.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 123Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 20mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 6g

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If you love these Air Fryer Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini Boats be sure to try this amazing Delicious Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables recipe!

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