Easy Stuffed Zucchini


Baked stuffed zucchini fresh out of the oven. Large zucchini packed full of meat, sauce, and cheese makes a delicious dish!

close up view of stuffed zucchini with melted cheese on top
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 stuffed zucchini halves


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 large zucchini, ends trimmed

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup bread crumbs

  • ½ (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer beef into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell all around zucchini. Chop scooped-out zucchini flesh and add to beef in the mixing bowl.

  4. Stir spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, black olives, and garlic into beef-zucchini mixture until well combined. Lightly stuff both halves of zucchini with filling. Place filled zucchini halves into a baking dish; cover tightly with foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven; turn on the broiler and adjust an oven rack to within 6 inches of the broiler's heat source.

  6. Uncover the baking dish; sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over each zucchini half. Broil until cheese is browned and bubbling, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
20g Fat
31g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1112mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 419mg 32%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 752mg 16%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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