Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serving: 6
The best Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Incredibly easy to throw together and ready in a cinch. The zucchini boats are stuffed with a hearty meat sauce, then topped with cheese and baked to perfection. This is an amazing gluten-free and low-carb dinner perfect for any time of the year.
If you are looking for a delicious low-carb dinner, these Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a must! Serve them topped with some avocado, diced tomatoes, and/or cilantro. For added depth of flavor, add a drizzle of lime, too.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pound ground beef
4 medium zucchini
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 c. marinara sauce
1/2 c. white or yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
Fresh parsley, finely chopped, for serving (optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
How to make Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F. Using a nonstick spray, grease a baking dish.
Step 2: In half lengthwise, cut the zucchini, then trim off the steams. Scoop out the flesh from the center of the zucchinis. Next, chop up the flesh and set it aside.
Step 3: In the prepared baking dish, arrange the zucchini halves.
Step 4: Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and saute for about 3 to 4 minutes until tender. Next, add the garlic and continue to cook for another 30 seconds. Toss in the beef and cook for 5 minutes more until no longer pink.
Step 5: Pour in the marinara sauce and add the zucchini flesh. To taste, season with salt and pepper. Allow everything to simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 6: Into the zucchini halves, spoon the mixture, and top with the mozzarella cheese.
Step 7: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until bubbly and melted.
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