Cheesy Beef & Mushroom-Stuffed Zucchini Boats {Primal | Gluten-free}

Get your Pizza fix with these healthy Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Filled with ground beef, mushrooms and tomato sauce, they are gluten-free, primal and so easy to make that you’ll end up eating them over and over again!

 Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats sprinkled with fresh basil, served on a baking sheet

Craving pizza? Make my Cheesy Beef and Mushroom – Stuffed Zucchini Boats! 

You know those nights when you’re craving a big fat pizza? And then you remember that it’s loaded with carbs and you start feeling guilty about having some for dinner?

Well, these Cheese, Beef and Mushroom – Stuffed Zucchini Boats were born out of this state of mind. They have -almost- all you love in a pizza minus the crust. Plus, they are primal, low-carb and gluten-free!

By using zucchini boats instead of a grain-based crust you save A LOT  of calories while actually feeling more satisfied afterwards!

Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats on a baking tray fresh out of the oven

For a least a month and a half, I’ve basically given up on dairy but on occasions I still love me some good melted cheese. And these Stuffed Zucchini Boats are loaded with cheese.

As you can see, I used a baking sheet instead of a baking dish for making my Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Yes, it’s messy but I did it on purpose. You see, I wanted the cheese to melt all over the sheet so I can “clean” it by the spoonful. I’m sneaky – and total glutton too.

Baked Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Zucchini Boats on a baking sheet with lots of crunchy cheese crust forming around the zucchini

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Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Get your Pizza fix with these healthy Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Filled with ground beef, mushrooms and tomato sauce, they are gluten-free, primal and so easy to make that you'll end up eating them over and over again!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easy, glutenfree, healthy, low carb, paleo, summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 small zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 7 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce I used passata
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cups reduced fat shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

  2. Slice zucchini in half, and carve them out with a spoon. Chop the zucchini 'meat' and set it aside. Line zucchini boats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or arrange in a baking dish.

  3. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Cook garlic for about 1 minute, then add zucchini meat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then add mushrooms and cook for an additional minute. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain as much liquid as possible. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce with 1/2 cup chopped basil. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon sauce per boat. Stuff with meat mixture and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to be crispy. Remove from the oven and top with remaining basil. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Leave out cheese to make paleo friendly.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving (2 boats)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 512mg 21%
Potassium 1056mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 17.2%
Vitamin C 48.3%
Calcium 21%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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10 Comments
  1. This sounds fabulous! Once upon a time I tried to create a recipe for stuffed zucchini, and was very disappointed in what I came up with. So it’s really nice to find a recipe that I’m confident I will like. As will my husband. 🙂

  2. Such a creative recipe! These would be perfect as after school snacks and really are the perfect substitute for pizza. Thanks for sharing!

    -Shannon

  3. This recipe was GREAT! My husband said it was definitely a keeper. I did hald zucchini and half poblano peppers. Both were great!

  4. Found this on Pinterest and made it tonight, it was soooooo GOOD!!! I didn’t have tomato sauce so I used Alfredo sauce and I added some jalapeño pepper, I loved it!!! and will deffinaty make again and cant wait to try it with tomato sauce next time!!!

    1. I’m sure the Alfredo sauce added some extra yumminess! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe Amanda, thanks for stopping by and letting me know 🙂

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