Lobster Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Lobster stuffed zucchini boats

These imitation Lobster stuffed Zucchini Boat are a spin on traditional zucchini boats with beef or sausage and are also a tasty way to use up zucchini. If you love seafood then I can recommend these easy, creamy seafood zucchini boats with lobster and old bay flavors! See below the recipe for Notes and Photos.

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Lobster stuffed zucchini boats

Lobster stuffed zucchini boats

Zucchini boats made with a creamy seafood filling are the best way to use up all those zucchini at the end of summer's harvest. You can also enjoy these seafood stuffed zucchini boats all year by purchasing a few zucchini from your local supermarket.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 large zucchini roughly 2 pounds *see note below.

Lobster filling:

  • 4 oz. imitation crab meat
  • 6 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream *see note
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning *see note


  • bread crumbs
  • fresh parsley optional


Preheat oven to 375.

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the imitation lobster, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, shredded cheese, seasonings and yoghurt.
  • Remove and discard the ends of the zucchini then slice length-wise and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Season each zucchini half lightly with salt, and then place them on a cookie sheet or in a 9 by 13 inch pan.
  • Divide the filling between the two zucchini halves and smooth the filling into the cavities of the zucchini with a spoon or spatula. Sprinkle bread crumbs over each filled zucchini and then bake for 30-40 minutes until the zucchini has softened to preference.
  • Cool slightly and Enjoy!


If you do not have sour cream on hand, plain yoghurt can be used instead, in the lobster and cheese filling. 
Cajun seasoning can be substituted with Old bay seasoning and vise versa. If you have a seafood seasoning you prefer, you can add it to the cheese mixture (to taste) instead of Old bay seasoning or Cajun seasoning. 
More notes and photos below. 
Keyword Zucchini, seafood, zucchini boats, lobser,
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The easiest way to combine the stuffing mixture is to start by combining the softened cream cheese, remaining cheeses and the sour cream cream, then add the seasonings. After combining the seasonings, fold in the imitation lobster.


If you do not have Cajun seasoning on hand you can use a little more old bay instead. You could also try adding chili powder or garlic powder if you want to switch up the flavor!

Filling mixture.

The filling will be somewhat stiff and lumpy but will become creamier as it bakes.

Zucchini tends to be a bit bland so I prefer to salt the zucchini halves before adding the filling. If you prefer you can grease the baking sheet/pan before adding the zucchini, but I haven’t had trouble removing the zucchini boats after baking without adding grease.


You can also use two 1 lb. zucchini cut in half length wise, which would make 4 zucchini boats.

I prefer to use a spoon and “dome” the filling a bit. This helps the filling to bake a bit more neatly, but is just a personal preference.

Add the bread crumbs to give the filling a layer of protection from the heat, then bake the zucchini boats in the preheated oven until the zucchini has softened to your preference. I like to add a little fresh parsley on top of the Lobster boats after they have baked (if I have it on hand). Enjoy!

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