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Zucchini Boats Recipe

A quick and easy zucchini beef recipe which tastes great and is easy to prepare. See how to make a 5-star beef zucchini in 30 minutes!

Source: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Course: Main Course

Main Ingredient: Beef

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: 35 min

Yield: 6 servings



  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 12 small yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low fat mozzarella
  • 1 12 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Wash your hands and clean your preparation area.
  2. Wash the zucchini under cool running water with a soft bristle brush.
  3. Wash the tops of all canned foods before opening.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Slice the zucchini lengthwise then remove the seeds and part of the center flesh. Creating a place for the meat mixture.
  6. Chop the onion and garlic.
  7. Place onion, garlic, ground beef, chili powder, and cumin in a skillet on medium heat. Drain any excess fat from beef once cooked.
  8. Cook beef until the temperature reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Add tomato sauce to beef mixture and cook until warm.
  10. Remove beef mixture from heat and spoon even amounts of the beef mixture into each zucchini half.
  11. Place filled zucchini halves in a glass baking dish and top with cheese.
  12. Cook zucchini boats for 25-30 minutes or until zucchini has softened.

Amount Per Serving (6)

  • Calories: 170
  • Protein: 21
  • Sugar: 8
  • Carbohydrate: 11
  • Fat: 5
  • Cholesterol: 45
  • Sodium: 390
  • Fiber: 2
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