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Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef Recipe

Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef


Stuffed with a savory ground beef mixture, these zucchini boats are topped with mozzarella and baked for a delicious, refreshing dish.


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (3.5 fluid ounce) wine glass red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with foil.
  2. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Chop and reserve about 3/4 of the seeds for the stuffing.
  3. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add zucchini boats and cook uncovered for 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned and broken into very small pieces, 5 to 7 minutes. Add rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir some more. Quickly add reserved chopped zucchini pulp, onion, and carrot; continue to cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in red wine and Worcestershire and allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef stock and cook for 3 minutes more. Simmer until mixture reduces, about 10 minutes.
  5. Place zucchini boats in the foil-lined dish and divide meat mixture evenly between them. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 383.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 52 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 11 %
fat: 36 %
saturated fat: 42 %
cholesterol: 26 %
vitamin a iu: 71 %
niacin equivalents: 76 %
vitamin b6: 39 %
vitamin c: 53 %
folate: 15 %
calcium: 17 %
iron: 18 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 23 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 17 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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