Zucchini Beef Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This is a speedy summer recipe that uses up those abundant garden goodies: Zucchini, tomatoes and green peppers. —Becky Calder, Kingston, Missouri
Zucchini Beef Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef with onion and pepper over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking beef into crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir in seasonings, vegetables, water and rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; let stand until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 470 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 749mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 32g protein.