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Stuffed Courgette Boats

These courgette boats are a really fun way of serving lots of veggies and healthy goodness to your fussy little eater.

To make 5 boats and some extra couscous for a hungry parent.


  • 1 courgette
  • 100g plain couscous
  • Vegetable stock (enough to make up the couscous as per packet instructions)
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 30g feta
  • You can also add cooked chicken if you wish but it’s not essential.


  • Cut the ends off the courgette then cut into three equal cylinders.  Cut each cylinder in half.
  • Scoop out a well in 5 of the pieces of courgette to make ‘boats’.  Peel the 6th piece of courgette into slices length ways to make sails for the boats.
  • Make up the couscous using the veg stock as per packet instructions.  Add the mixed herbs, mix well, cover and set to one side.
  • Cut the peppers, red onion and any left over courgette into small pieces.  Place on a baking tray with the courgette boats under the grill until soft.
  • Mix the vegetables with the couscous (add the chicken now if you are using it).
  • Fill the ‘boats’ with the couscous and veg then crumble the feta over the top.
  • Use a party pick or a cocktail stick as a mast, poke it through either end of a courgette sail then stand it up in the middle of the boat.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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