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Perfect Stuffed Zucchini

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Servings 4
Calories 664 kcal


  • 4 Zucchini (medium)
  • 2 lbs Ground beef
  • 4 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
  • 1 yellow onion (medium, diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro (chopped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out the soft middle. Set aside.
  4. Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the ground beef to the pan and use a spatula to break into smaller pieces.
  7. Stir in the paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  8. Cook until the beef is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the diced tomatoes to the pan and cook for 3 minutes more.
  10. Carefully spoon the beef mixture into the zucchini.
  11. Drizzle with olive oil and then bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.
  12. Serve immediately, topped with chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Stuffed Zucchini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 664 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 1389mg60%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.