5 from 3 votes

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 213 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

Buy This

  • 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

Cook That

  1. 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.

  2. In a skillet on medium heat, brown and crumble the ground beef until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. 

  3. Stir in the green chiles, beans corn, tomato paste, seasoning and water. Combine well. Cook and stir for 10 minutes.

  4. Evenly spoon the meat mixture into the prepared zucchini. Top with cheese.

  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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!)

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 645mg18%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 645IU13%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
Calcium 185mg19%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.