Zucchini Boats

Zucchini Boats

Adapted from here. Serves 4.


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Trim the ends off zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving ½ inch shells. Finely chop pulp.
  2. In a skillet, cook beef, zucchini pulp, onion, mushrooms and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat. Add ½ cup cheese, ketchup, salt and pepper; mix well. Spoon into the zucchini shells.
  3. Set oven to 350F. Put boats into a greased 13x9in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until zucchini is tender.


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