Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Cheesy Roasted zucchini with meat stuffing

If you are a vegetable lover and are looking for new, original ways to prepare them, stuffed zucchini will be the perfect choice for you. This tasty and healthy dish is full of flavor and color, and its preparation is simple and quick. It’s the perfect dish for a dinner or a party with friends.
You will find here a recipe for a universal meat and tomato stuffing, which will be great with zucchini, eggplant or peppers. It’s also great for making tortillas!

Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Easy and quick recipe for zucchini filled with Mexican stuffing.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 portions
Calories 366 kcal

Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe


  • 3 zucchinis
  • 400 g minced beef (can be any, such as turkey)
  • 250 g red beans
  • 165 g canned corn
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 500 g passata puree
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 120 g cheese
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp tarragon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp lovage
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Mexican seasoning
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper


  • Cut the zucchini in half and remove the seeds. Then sprinkle with salt and set aside for a few minutes.
    3 zucchinis, pinch salt
  • Meanwhile, dice the onion and pepper.
    1 red onion, 1 red bell pepper
  • Pour oil into the heated pan. Fry the onion with paprika and salt, then add the garlic. Add meat, spices and fry.
    400 g minced beef, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp marjoram, 1 tsp oregano, ½ tsp tarragon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp Mexican seasoning, 1 tsp lovage
  • Then add pepper, beans, corn and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, fry.
    250 g red beans, 165 g canned corn, 500 g passata puree, pinch pepper
  • Dry the zucchini (the zucchini should be wet because of the salt) then stuff the zucchini. Grate the cheese and sprinkle the zucchini with it.
    Put in a preheated oven to with fan assisted mode350 °F for 20 minutes and done.
    120 g cheese


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Serving: 100gCalories: 122kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fat: 6g (9%)Saturated Fat: 3g (17%)Cholesterol: 22mg (7%)Sodium: 73mg (3%)Potassium: 322mg (9%)Fiber: 3g (11%)Sugar: 3g (4%)Vitamin A: 620IU (12%)Vitamin C: 19mg (23%)Vitamin D: 0µgVitamin E: 1mg (7%)Vitamin K: 5µg (5%)Calcium: 68mg (7%)Iron: 2mg (9%)Manganese: 0mg (17%)Zinc: 1mg (4%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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