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Grain-Free Zucchini Boats

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These healthy stuffed zucchini are a delicious and filling low-carb dinner option. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 4 zucchini (large)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (or turkey, or chicken)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes (14 oz. per can)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
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    Calories290Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Aea 24 days ago
    Just used Italian pork sausage and tomato but it was delicious
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    Gerry a month ago
    Tasty… I used Italian sausage and doubled the mozzarella cheese.
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    Faith Minga 2 months ago
    So delicious and easy!
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    M 6 months ago
    They were great! Very flavorful. Will make again, for sure!
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    Ryan C. 7 months ago
    Was a hit with dinner! I did add a bit of Worcester sauce and mushrooms to it for tang and a bit more substance and it worked wonderfully.
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    CarMa Lowe a year ago
    I had a very large zucchini from my garden and I really didn't know what I was going to do with it. this recipe was exactly what I needed. I didn't have canned tomatoes so I use three fresh tomatoes. I threw some salsa and Parmesan cheese in the mixture before cooking for a bit more flavor. It turned out pretty good. My husband was happy.
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    Jay Geist a year ago
    really easy to prepare and cook add some canned enchilada sauce to spice it up and was even better
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    Mesagna a year ago
    good. ive made them twice now. first time i used ground beef and didnt really care for them. this time time i used turkey italian sausage and left out the italian seasoning since the sausage is seasoned. way better.
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    Walter G. a year ago
    The boats float to one of my favorite Zucchini dishes. Due to my low sodium diet I did change out the salt for Dash Lemon Pepper. Added extra seasoning. If I could get the boats a little crispier they woukd have been outstanding. Will make again and try other spice alternatives than salt.
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    Sam a year ago
    Good but needs more flavoring. I used turkey
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    Terri L. a year ago
    I love this recipe. i would make it again. i added sausage to the meat.
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    Bertha Morales 2 years ago
    Awesome and delicious
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    Leigh Mann 2 years ago
    Loved it! Really yummy and over never tried zucchini
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    Robin..W 2 years ago
    I love it. Low calorie, filling, & tastes good
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    Sylvia Keller 2 years ago
    Quick and easy dish to make. i used ground pork instead of the other meat options. The blend if flavors was delicious.
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    Sarah Schneider 2 years ago
    Not the most flavorful dish I've ever made, but it had enough flavor to be good. Very juicy, it pooled on the plate. More filling than i exspected but wasn't over full. Used double the amount of cheese that the recipe called for and i believe that helped with the flavor. Very satisfied with this meal and how it turned out. Combined it with Spanish rice and sauteed red potatoes. Not sure how it will stand up as seconds, zuccini was pretty flimsy after cooking so try not to make the boat thinner than a 1/4 of an inch.
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    Liza Manalili 2 years ago
    Great tasting recipe
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    Samantha Harper 2 years ago
    These were ok. I’d prefer to cut up the zucchini instead of using a boat form
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    Marta Gaál 2 years ago
    It just taste like zucchini and beef, plain. I was expecting a richer taste, also, what am I supposed to do with the inside of the zucchini? Bin it? Not making it again.
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    KokoDee 3 years ago
    Very Good! Will be trying it again. Thanks Yummly!!
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    Melissa Fandrey 3 years ago
    I used ground chicken and the whole family loved it added some homemade ranch dressing to top it off and perfect
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    Dugger 3 years ago
    everybody loves it!!
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    Leah 3 years ago
    very good recipe. we loved it!!
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    Anne Frances Davis 3 years ago
    So good! One tip: I used the fire roasted diced tomatoes & chilis can from Trader Joe’s and it gave it a ton of flavor that I think it needed. I used ground turkey and it was very flavorful with the seasoning plus the spicy tomatoes.
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    Julissa Emmanuelli 3 years ago
    delicious! i do think it needs a little bit more flavoring, but i added some hot sauce to it and it tasted great! i may try adding a few other ingredients next time but ill definitely make this again.