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six shrimp zucchini boats with parmesan

Shrimp Zucchini Boats

Shrimp Zucchini Boats with succulent pieces of shrimp and artichokes topped with parmesan cheese are a great low carb and tasty way to enjoy zucchini!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 220kcal


  • 3 large zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon garlic herb seasoning divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound raw shrimp shell and tail removed, deveined
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup marinated artichoke hearts chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated


  • Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out the center in order to create a well. Roughly chop and save all of the zucchini that you scoop out for later.
  • Spray or brush zucchini boats with olive oil. Sprinkle them with about a half teaspoon of the garlic herb seasoning. Heat a grill over medium high heat and set the oiled zucchini boats cut side down. grill for about 5 minutes without turning in order to seal. Alternatively, you can bake in a 450 degree oven, cut side down, for 5-10 minutes. Set aside.
    grilled zucchini for zucchini boats
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Add shrimp to hot melted butter. Add remaining garlic herb seasonings as well as 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Allow to cook until bottom side starts to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes, turn and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • In same pan melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add remaining zucchini and artichoke hearts. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Place grilled zucchini boats on a baking sheet. Fill with cooked zucchini filling. Tear each shrimp into smaller pieces and place on top of zucchini filling. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
    shrimp zucchini boats before they are baked
  • Heat under broiler until cheese turns golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve warm.


Serving size equals one zucchini boat.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 35.2mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2.3mg