- 4 medium zucchini
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
- Additional marinara or spaghetti sauce
- Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottom of each with a sharp knife to allow zucchini to sit flat. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
- Place shells in an ungreased 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; stir in the marinara sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup cheese.
- Spoon about 1/4 cup into each shell. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted into filling reads 160° and zucchini are tender. Serve with additional marinara sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews for Beef-Stuffed Zucchini(83)
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It wasn't bad, but this won't be seeing a re-appearance. My husband & I didn't care for the textures together.
This is one of my family's favorite dishes. We prefer it with sausage instead of beef.
made this for dinner today and it was delicious. My hubby loved it. It is so easy to make and quick if you are in a hurry to get dinner on the table. First time I make a dish, I do it exactly like the recipe. I don't think anything needs to be changed on this recipe.
I made these last night to go with grilled chicken. I used gr. pork & seasoned the meat with fennel, italian seasoning,( to make it taste like italan sausage ). I also chopped the zuke pulp and added to the meat mixture. My husband & I really liked it, I used 3 various sizes so ended with 6 boats, honey eat 3 I eat one froze the remainder for lunch tomorrow. I have also made eggplant with these ingredients, will definitly make these again. Oh I did use the microwave them to soften them, but put them under the broiler to melt & brown the cheese. YUMMO!
I used mozzarella cheese instead of Monterey jack and left more than 1/4 inch of the zucchini. Was delish!
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