Ground beef and potato zucchini boats

Ground Beef and Potato Zucchini Boats

How can something this easy to make, full of flavor, and completely addicting be gluten free? With these zucchini boats, your ship has come in.

Prep Time:

10 min

Cook Time:

20 min



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  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup onion minced
  • 1/2 Pound lean ground beef
  • 4 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Teaspooon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups marinara sauce divided
  • 1 Cup Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onions
  • 3 large zucchinis
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Diced tomatoes to serve
  • Diced avocado to serve
  • Chopped cilantro to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat a large skillet or pot to high heat. Add olive oil and onion. Cook onion until golden.
  3. Add ground beef, garlic and spices. Cook ground beef for 3-5 minutes or until fully browned.
  4. Add 1/2 cup marinara sauce and potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. While the ground beef is cooking, cut zucchini lengthwise in half; scoop out centers, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup water and 1 cup marinara sauce in a large 13x9 casserole dish. Place zucchini boats in sauce, divide beef mixture evenly into zucchini boats, top with cheese.
  7. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Top with fresh diced tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro.
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