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Grilled Zucchini Skins

Grilled Keto Zucchini Skins

Looking for a low carb, ketogenic friendly alternative to potato skins? Well, look no further than these Grilled Zucchini Skins.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American Food
Keyword: keto, zucchini recipe, zucchini skins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh


  • 4 medium zucchini, halved and scooped
  • 1 1/3 cups cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 cup for garnish)
  • 8 strips thin cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve 2 strips 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 can be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees F., for 15-20 minutes.
  • *Looking for a vegan alternative? Simply swap out the cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and bacon crumbles with vegan alternatives. Keep in mind that there will be textural differences, but otherwise, just as delicious!


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 1mg