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Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini

Your weeknight easy recipe prayers are answered with this cheesy stuffed zucchini. Hearty and flavorful, this dinner idea will be a hit with the fam.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed zucchini
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 213kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


  • 4 zucchini squash
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles undrained
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup kernel corn drained
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scoop out the inside of each zucchini half. Arrange the zucchini in the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
  • In a skillet on medium heat, brown and crumble the ground beef until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. 
  • Stir in the green chiles, beans corn, tomato paste, seasoning and water. Combine well. Cook and stir for 10 minutes.
  • Evenly spoon the meat mixture into the prepared zucchini. Top with cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve hot.


Although many of the pictures show 3 zucchini (total of 6 halves), the recipe uses 4 zucchini (total of 8 halves). (I used too small of a pan. Blogger fail!)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 2.6mg