Have your perogy fix and healthy food too! These quick and easy, gluten-free, low-fat and Weight Watchers friendly Healthy Pierogi Zucchini boats are loaded with flavor and health benefits but low on calories and fat! They are only 4 WW points each on the blue plan!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/205 degrees C. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non- stick cooking spray. Prepare mashed potatoes, as per package directions. Cool. NOTE * use a low-fat milk and margarine to reduce calories. Add remaining filling ingredients.
Wash and cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop the seeds and centre out of each zucchini half, leaving at least ¼ inch thick zucchini boat.
Place the zucchini in the baking dish cut-side up.
Spoon the perogy filling mixture into the zucchini boats. Press the mixture down into the zucchini using the back of the spoon.
Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until soft enough that fork can easily go into zucchini, but is still firm.
If desired, add a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle with dill and serve.
📖 VariationsCheese: I used reduced fat cheese to cut fat and calories in this recipeSour cream: I used reduced fat sour cream to cut fat and calories in this recipeVegetarian: Skip the bacon bitsMashed potatoes: You can use leftover mashed potatoes or instant mashed potatoes (affiliate link)🌡️StoringThis recipe can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, then reheated in the microwave for approximately 1 minute.Make ahead: If you want to make this recipe ahead, I recommend you prepare the zucchini and stuffing mix a day in advance, then store them in separate containers until you are ready to cook them. My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links) *NOTE: Amazon does not have a link to Dry Curd Cottage, so here is what it looks like. It is available at Superstore and Co op in Canada
📋 Pierogi Zucchini Boat Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 boat)
Calories 146Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 222IU4%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.