Zucchini Boat Bolognese

Zucchini Boat Bolognese


4 medium zucchinis 

1 large onion (250g), diced

2 cloves garlic 

2 tbsp olive oil 

800g ground beef (80% lean) 

2 cups tomato sauce

4 diced mushrooms 

120g goats cheese 


Slice your zucchinis in halve length wise and scoop out the insides with a spoon, leaving about 1/4 inch of the zucchini (save the insides for the sauce)

Place the zucchinis in a baking dish drizzled with olive oil.  Sprinkle the zucchinis with salt and put them in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes or until they’re dry 

Sauté your onion, garlic and zucchini in a large pan over medium heat with olive oil, until the onion is softened 

Once soft and beginning to brown, push the veg over to the side and re position the pan so that the empty side is over the heat

Add your ground beef to the empty part of the pan and cook until it begins to brown

Turn the heat down to med-low and mix in the veg

Once meat is browned, turn head down and mix in the veg

Check on your zucchinis - they should be dry and soft to the touch before you remove them from the oven

Add 2 cups of tomato sauce to the beef and veg pan, then let that simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently 

Fill your zucchini boats with the bolognese sauce with a spoon

Top each boat with 15g goats cheese 

Bake in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until goats cheese is melted



Macronutrients per boat (makes 8 total): 20g P // 8g C // 25g F