Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A good way to clear out the zucchini glut. You can stuff with a taco mixture or change the squash to yellow.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut zucchini in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out seeds leaving at least a 1/4 inch thick shell.
  4. In a frying pan over medium heat brown the ground beef.
  5. Drain off fat and add the onion and garlic, cooking for 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes with juice, wine, tomato paste, salt and herb mix.
  7. Simmer uncovered for around 15 minutes-you want the sauce to thicken up.
  8. Arrange"boats" in a shallow, oiled baking dish and stuff with meat mixture.
  9. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes, top with cheese and continue cooking for another 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

This was yummy, but I felt the zuke itself needed a little something time (Oh there is SO gonna be a next time!) I will brush it w/olive oil and then sprinkle with sea salt. I used fresh chopped garden tomatoes in lieu of the canned, and thus needed at least half the can of tomato paste to thicken it up. Also I used Italian Seasoning and oregano in place of the herbs. I used mozzarella to make it more ITalian. Served w/wine and garlic bread it was a great Italian dinner!

Rachie P September 17, 2009

I omitted tomato & paste and added bold taco seasoning & southwest seasoning from Penzys!

Shug22 October 08, 2013

When I told my boyfriend what I was making for dinner he said, "Eww. Zucchini." But when he took his first bite he said, "It's good!" I halved the filling using ground turkey, Italian style diced tomatoes, and Italian seasoning. The halved mixture fit perfectly in two large zukes. I topped mine with cheddar and a mixture of parmesan, asiago, and romano cheeses. This was a simple weeknight meal - the hardest part was scooping the seeds out. I'll definitely make this dish again. Thank you for posting!

DreamoBway July 12, 2010

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