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Servings: 4

Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
These Easy Stuffed Zucchini Boats are quick and simple to make and perfect for a healthier lunch or dinner. Low Carb and Keto friendly, they are perfect for meal planning. Kid friendly
stuffed zucchini boat cut in half on a plate
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  • 2 medium zucchini — cut in half lengthwise, flesh scooped out ( leave a shell about 1/4 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste to season the zucchini
  • 1/2 small onion — chopped
  • 1 small carrot diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 garlic clove — pressed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 oz ground beef or a mix of ground beef and pork
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil — optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tap black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Chop the zucchini flesh into small pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F (if using an Air Frier, preheat to 400F for 5 minutes right before ready to add the stuffed zucchini).
  3. Cook the filling: Cook the ground beed with 1 tbsp of oil for 4-5 minutes, breaking it into pieces, until no longer pink.
  4. Transfer to a plate. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan and add the onion, zucchini flesh, carrot and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  5. Combine the cooked ground meat, tomato sauce and cooked vegetables. Add the salt, pepper, thyme and basil.
  6. Season zucchini with salt and pepper on the inside, brush with oil.
  7. Divide the filling between the 4 boats.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes, adding the cheese after 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  9. Keep in an air tight container for up to 4 days.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed zucchini boats

Nutrition Information

Calories: 231, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 556mg, Potassium: 439mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 2916%, Vitamin C: 20%, Calcium: 202%, Iron: 1%