Beefy Stuffed Zucchini


Beefy Stuffed Zucchini

EDR Beefy Stuffed Zucchini
1/2 stuffed zucchini (4-ounces meat mixture)
40 Min

If you're new to eating stuffed zucchini then you're in for a real surprise! This stuffed zucchini recipe is healthy, hearty, and full of Italian flavor. Perfect for a low-carb diet, our Beefy Stuffed Zucchini will soon become one of your favorites!

What You'll Need

  • 3 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. With a spoon, scoop meat out of zucchini halves; set aside shells and chop zucchini meat finely.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and saute ground beef, onion, and red bell pepper for 6-8 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Stir in chopped zucchini, Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, black pepper, and 1/3 cup tomato sauce, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Stuff zucchini shells evenly with meat mixture, spoon remaining tomato sauce evenly over zucchini, and place on baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove foil and top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes more, or until zucchini are tender and cheese is melted.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 122
  • Calories from Fat 47
  • Total Fat 5.2g 8 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.8g 9 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 12g 23 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 28mg 9 %
  • Sodium 101mg 4 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.8g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8 %
  • Sugars 4.4g 0 %

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I love any zucchini recipe. They remind me of all the zucchini dishes my mom made because my dad had a huge garden. I like the Italian twist on this recipe. I will also add in some Italian bread crumbs, the way I add those to my meatloaf mixture. Thanks for the wonderful summer recipe!

Sending this recipe to my mom. She loves stuffed veggie dishes!

Good, but a little bland.

Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper to taste!!!


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