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Stuffed Zucchini Recipe - made with spiced ground beef and topped with avocado!
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4.67 from 3 votes

Stuffed Zucchini

I thought I’d replaced stuffed peppers with zucchini. They're easy to roast before stuffing and I find zucchini a little tastier than the peppers, but that's me. I love how it tastes roasted, and the fact that it's mild enough to let the spiced beef mixture shine :)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef stuffed zucchini, stuffed zucchini, zucchini recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 352kcal


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper any color, finely chopped
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 avocado pitted and diced


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and part of the flesh, leaving a ¼-inch-thick shell. Place the zucchini cut side-up on the baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, or until just tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spatula, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Add the eggs and stir to combine with the beef mixture
  • Spoon the beef into the zucchini boats. Bake until warm throughout, 15 to 20 minutes. Top with diced avocado and serve immediately.


Sodium: 496mg | Calcium: 71mg | Vitamin C: 80.4mg | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Sugar: 9g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 1323mg | Cholesterol: 152mg | Calories: 352kcal | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 31g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Iron: 4.7mg