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
Servings: 4 servings
- 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