Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Now Boarding all taste buds! Sail away with our Stuffed Zucchini Boat recipe. Loaded with Beef, tomato and melted cheese… Simple and Flavorful.

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Servings: 4

2 large zucchinis, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped 
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 pound ground beef
coarse salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 (16 oz) can tomato sauce
2 tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup mint leaves
¼ cup water
¼ cup mint leaves
¾ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (split into ¾ cups)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Step 2
Using your preferred tool or a metal spoon, separate and remove seeds and pulp separately from the zucchini, carving out each half and leaving about a half-inch shell. Chop zucchini pulp into small pieces. Discard seeds.
Step 3
In a large skillet,  heat olive oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot, cook and stir onion and garlic until tender for about 5 minutes. Add ground beef; continue to cook and stir until beef is lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir chopped zucchini into the mixture and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer mixture until the zucchini is hot for about 3 minutes. Drain excess grease. Season beef mixture with coarse salt and black pepper to taste.
Step 4
Remove skillet from heat. Stir tomato sauce, tomatoes, ¾ of Mozzarella Cheese and 1/4 cup mint leaves through the beef mixture. Spoon mixture into the zucchini halves. Pour water into the baking dish. Place stuffed zucchini halves into a large baking dish.
Step 5
Place the baking dish in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. In a separate bowl mix bread crumbs and mozzarella cheese.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle 1/4 cup mint leaves over the zucchini boats and top with the bread crumb mixture. Place back in the oven and bake until the top is crusty and browned, about 10 minute. Enjoy!

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