These stuffed zucchini boats are the perfect way to enjoy a delicious and fresh recipe filled with a tasty beef meat sauce all covered in melty mozzarella cheese. This zucchini recipe has plenty of Italian flavors, the zucchini is tender, and the meat is extremely flavorful.
Preheat the oven to 400F and grease a large baking dish with cooking spray. Coat a large rectangular baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Half the zucchini lengthwise and carefully scoop out the pulp. Arrange the zucchini in the baking dish and sprinkle with salt, oregano, and rosemary. Alternatively, you can use Italian seasoning.
In a large pan over medium-high heat add the oil and brown the ground beef, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic. Drain the excess fat and stir in marinara sauce. Season the beef sauce with salt and pepper. Cover and let it simmer at a lower temperature for 10 minutes.
Fill each zucchini shell with the beef filling, then top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until zucchini is soft and cheese is melted and bubbly.