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Cheesy Italian Beef-Stuffed Zucchini

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4 servings, 1 stuffed zucchini half (187 g) each

Our Cheesy Italian Beef-Stuffed Zucchini is a great recipe choice for when zucchini are in season. Zucchini boats are partially baked in the oven, then topped with a ground beef and tomato mixture flavoured with onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, shredded Italiano cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. Everyone is sure to enjoy it!

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Cut zucchini lengthwise in half; scoop out centres onto cutting board, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Place shells, cut sides up, in 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 min.
  • Meanwhile, chop zucchini pulp; place in large skillet. Add meat, onions and garlic; cook on medium heat until meat is done, stirring frequently. Stir in pasta sauce and Italian seasoning; bring just to boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add cheeses; mix well.
  • Spoon meat mixture into zucchini shells.
  • Bake 25 min. or until shells are tender and filling is heated through.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed greens salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Calorie-Wise Dressing.

Special Extra

Garnish with 2 Tbsp. slivered fresh basil before serving.


  • 4 servings, 1 stuffed zucchini half (187 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1 stuffed zucchini half (187 g) each
Calories 280
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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