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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


  • 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...


  • 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!


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