Zucchini stuffed with minced meat and cheese

Great for your lunch and dinner! Make these Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Meat and Cheese.

Zucchini stuffed with minced meat and cheese

Recipe by Caion Alves


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Use the ingredients below and follow the step-by-step instructions for preparing your Zucchini Stuffed with Ground Meat and Cheese.


  • 4 medium zucchini

  • 500g minced meat

  • 1 medium chopped onion

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 chopped red pepper

  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce

  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil for sautéing


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Cut the zucchini in half and scoop out the core with a spoon. 
    Book the zucchini halves.
  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the chopped onion and garlic. 
    Sauté until soft and golden.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned. 
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chopped bell pepper and tomato sauce. 
    Cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add half of the grated mozzarella cheese to the ground beef mixture. 
    Stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Stuff the zucchini halves with the ground beef mixture.
  • Place the stuffed zucchini in a greased baking dish and cover each one with the other half of the grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the courgettes are tender and the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

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