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Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 467kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom


  • 5 ounces uncured nitrate free bacon
  • 2 zucchini about 1.5 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon no sugar added ketchup
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese divided


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels. Chop into piece once cooled.
  • Slice each zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the inside seeds, leaving about ¼ inch from the sides. Place this removed insides of zucchini in a bowl and set aside.
  • Rub the oil around the inside of each halved zucchini and place on a baking sheet pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the zucchini is baking you can make the filling.
  • Remove some of the bacon grease from the skillet, leaving about a tablespoon or so in the pan.
  • Cook the onion until softened then add the ground beef and insides of zucchini you had scooped out.
  • Cook beef until browned then add seasonings, tomato paste, mustard and ketchup.
  • Stir to combine the stir in ½ cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Allow it to melt, turn off the heat and return half the bacon into the mixture.
  • Once zucchini is cooked, remove from the oven and fill each half with the filling.
  • Top with remaining shredded cheese and bacon.
  • Broil for 2 minutes to melt the cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!


Net Carbs: 6.4g


Serving: 1g | Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 41.4g | Fat: 29.1g | Saturated Fat: 11.8g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 841mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 4.1g