Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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The BEST EVER Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These BEST EVER Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats are super healthy and delicious with bolognese sauce and mozzarella cheese – they're low carb too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ground beef, italian, low carb, spaghetti sauce, stuffed zucchini, zucchini boats
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 4 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil (optional garnish)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced (optional garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Add to a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery, sauteeing for 1-2 minutes. Add ground beef and cook for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned. Add in garlic, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper and spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  • Add meat mixture to zucchini boats and top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with basil and cherry tomatoes. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1519mg | Potassium: 1512mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3840IU | Vitamin C: 51.5mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 5.2mg