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Whole30 Italian Beef Zucchini Boats

Only 5 ingredients for these easy and flavorful Whole30 Italian Beef Zucchini Boats! They make a simple gluten free, paleo, and low carb meal perfect for an effortless weeknight dinner or meal prep!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 boats
Calories 196kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchinis (650 grams)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • optional toppings: fresh basil, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes...

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour 1/2 cup pasta sauce in a large glass baking dish and set aside.
  • Make the zucchini boats. Cut bottom and top off the zucchini and then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch shell. Place flesh side up in glass baking dish.
  • Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once it gets hot, about 30 seconds, add in ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon. Sauté 4-5 minutes until browned. Add in diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and 1 cup pasta sauce. Stir to combine and remove from heat once incorporated.
  • Stuff the zucchini boats with the beef dividing it up equally, about 1/2 cup per each boat. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes until zucchini is cooked through, but still has some firmness. Top with optional toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1boat | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g