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Grilled Zucchini Skins

Grilled Zucchini Skins

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American Food
Servings 6 People


  • 4 medium-large zucchini, halved and scooped
  • 1 1/3 cups cream cheese
  • 2 cup cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 for garnish)
  • 8 strips think cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve 2 strips worth for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (garnish)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Wash and cut zucchinis in half lengthwise. Remove ends. Turn zucchini halves over to skin side. Cut a 1/8" strip off of the center so vegetable will balance properly on grill grate. Don't cut too much off.
  • Preheat grill for medium heat.
  • Combine cream cheese with about 6 strips worth of bacon (reserving remainder for garnish), 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, salt, garlic, onion, and black pepper. Scoop equal amounts of mixture into zucchini halves. Do not over stuff. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles.
  • Place zucchinis onto grill grate skin side down. Close lid and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender, filling is hot, and the cheddar cheese has melted.
  • Remove zucchini skins from grill and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve as is, or cut into smaller pieces for appetizer portions.
  • Zucchini's can be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees F., for 15-20 minutes.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh