Meatball Stuffed Zucchini

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
6 Zucchini
40 min

Do you love spaghetti and meatballs, but do not love all of the carbs that go with it?


It is time for you to try stuffed zucchini such as this meatball stuffed zucchini recipe! One zucchini contains only 33 calories and 7g of carbs compared to almost 200cal and 45g of carb for one cup of pasta!


Stuffing zucchini with your favorite pasta toppings such as meatballs, spaghetti sauce or even chicken Alfredo allows you to enjoy these types of meals without all of the carbs.


This recipe can easily be made up the night before, and finished baking right before serving to save time on busy weeknights.


So the next time you are craving pasta, give stuffed zucchini a try!


Meatball stuffed zucchini is a low carb dieters dream!

Slice zucchini lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the middle. You are then left with a perfect low carb vessel to stuff with whatever toppings you like!

Slicing each meatball in half makes it easier to stuff the zucchini.

Meatball stuffed zucchini is cheesy baked goodness without all of the carbs!

Recipe details
  • 6  Zucchini
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3 fresh zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise and center scooped out
  • 12 frozen turkey meatballs (i used trader joes brand)
  • 1, 14oz jar tomato sauce of choice (i used prego)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray
Rub olive oil on zucchini and sprinkle with Italian seasoning
Place zucchini, skin down, in casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes
Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan to medium heat. Add meatballs and tomato sauce and cookb for about 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.
Let meatballs cool a little and slice in half.
Place 4 meatball halves (cut side down) in each zucchini.
Pour remaining sauce over zucchini and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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