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Stuffed Zucchini Boats in a baking dish with herbs

Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe (Italian Flare)

These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with savory ground beef, topped with a heap of mozzarella cheese, and baked until bubbly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed zucchini boats, zucchini boats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 546kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center with a spoon to make a little boat. Set aside.
    Scooped out zucchini
  • Place the ground beef into a frying pan over medium heat. Brown the ground beef until fully cooked, making sure to break apart any large chunks.
    Ground beef in a frying pan
  • Add in the Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic. Stir until fully incorporated and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
    beef with onion, garlic and seasoning in a pan
  • Stir in 1 cup of marinara sauce and remove from heat.
    Marinara sauce added to the pan
  • Fill each zucchini boat with the meat mixture. Line the boats up in a deep baking dish.
    zucchini boats in a baking pan
  • Top them with the remaining marinara sauce and sprinkle the tops with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
    Stuffed zucchini boats with cheese in a baking pan
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Stuffed Zucchini Boats in a baking dish with herbs


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 1105mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1057IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 368mg | Iron: 4mg