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Easy Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Units Scale
  • 3 large zucchinis
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup marinara sauce of choice
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese (optional, sub-dairy-free cheese)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the zucchini in half vertically and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh inside the zucchini. Place on the baking sheet and spray with avocado oil spray (or brush with avocado oil). Set aside.
  3. Using a large pan, preheat on medium heat and add the beef, onion, and garlic, and season with Italian seasoning. Crumble the ground beef until browned and the onions are translucent.
  4. Stir in the marinara sauce and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Stuff the zucchini with the beef mixture and sprinkle with cheese (if using). Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the zucchini is softened and the filling is bubbly.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before topping with chopped parsley and serving with a fork and knife.


Use this marinara sauce for AIP.

Save the inside of the zucchini flesh to add to soups, sauces, etc!

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.


  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 152
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Protein: 5.6g