Grilled Corn-Stuffed Zucchini Boats {Vegan}

If you’ve ever spent any time at all on Pinterest, you know how popular zucchini “boats” are.  I found  a non-vegan recipe similar to this and it sounded amazing.  Vegan cheese always being the one ingredient I am never sure will translate well into a dish.  In this case, we used vegan sour cream, vegan parmesan and hot sauce mixed with grill corn to stuff our grilled zucchini.

This one is being added to my list of favorites because it was so quick and easy.  Not to mention creamy and delicious!

We had white corn on hand, but I think yellow corn would make a better presentation.  In fact, I would say that next time around I would add more corn, less of the sour cream.  It was plenty creamy and would be just as good with less.  We just garnished with a bit of paprika and parsley.  You have to try these!

Corn-Stuffed Zucchini

Corn-Stuffed Zucchini

Start by trimming the ends and slicing the zucchini length-wise.  Scoop out some of the pulp so that there is room for the filling.  Lightly oil and place face down on a hot grill.

Grill the zucchini

Grill the zucchini

Next stuff with the filling mixutre (not too full) and place back on the grill (or grill pan) and cook for another 8-10 minutes.  We used some foil to “tent” it so the cheesey mixture would melt faster.

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Corn-Stuffed Zucchini

The zucchini gets tender, but still has some texture to it and the topping just melts in your mouth.  You could improvise with any toppings you like.  Get creative! 🙂

Corn-Stuffed Zucchini

Corn-Stuffed Zucchini


Corn-Stuffed Zucchini

Corn-Stuffed Zucchini {Vegan}



  • 3 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 C Corn thaw if frozen, we cut ours off the cob
  • 1 C vegan Parmesan Cheese such as Parma, Go Veggie, etc.
  • 2/3 C vegan Sour Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Hot Sauce
  • Paprika and Parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat a grill (or grill pan).
  2. Cut the ends off the zucchini and slice in half lengthwise. You may have to make a small cut on the round (skin side) of the zucchini if it won't lay flat.
  3. Scoop out the pulp so you have room for the filling leaving the shell of the zucchini.
  4. For the filling, add the corn (if using thawed frozen corn) to a skilled on medium heat, cooking until tender. Boil or grill corn (if using cobs). Set aside to cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 of the parmesan cheese, the sour cream and hot sauce.
  6. On a hot grill (or grill pan), lightly spray or oil the zucchini shells, flesh side down. About 8-10 minutes. Remove from grill, spoon filling into the shells. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
  7. Add some paprika and parsley.
  8. Place back on the grill and cover. Grill for another 8 minutes or so, until tender and filling has been heated through.

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