Meat Stuffed Zucchini

with Tomato Sauce

Seasoned ground beef and cheese are the perfect fillings for the delicate flavor of zucchini. Smothered in a lively red sauce, Meat Stuffed Zucchini with Tomato Sauce is a hearty yet summery dish everyone will come running for!


Zucchini Ground Chuck Tomato Paste Oregano Bread Crumbs Garlic Parmesan Cheese Red Pepper Flakes

Roast Zucchini

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop the seedy center out, creating a trench. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush each side with olive oil and season. Roast for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees.

Cook Filling

Cook onion 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook 6-7 minutes, breaking the meat up as you go.

Fill Zucchini

Add garlic, tomato paste, water, dried basil, oregano and breadcrumbs. Cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in parsley and Parmesan cheese. Fill each zucchini "trench" with even amounts of the filling.

Make Sauce

Simmer onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and red pepper flakes for 15 minutes.


Spoon ⅔ of the tomato sauce into the bottom of a baking dish. Add the filled zucchini, top with the remaining marinara and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Add a little extra cheese and serve over spaghetti or angel hair pasta! ENJOY!

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