Meatball Zucchini Boats

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Shared By: 2019 Conference Cookbook

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Ingredients:

  • 3 -4 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cup marinara sauce (use sugar-free if you’re keto!)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Score zucchini (like you’re dicing an avocado) and scoop out insides into a large bowl. Place in a shallow baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, and season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until mostly tender. Remove from oven and turn broiler to high.
  • Make meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together beef, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  • Form into 24 meatballs.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add meatballs in a single layer and sear on all sides until a nice crispy crust develops, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Pour marinara around the meatballs and stir until the meatballs are fully sauced. Simmer for 10 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Fill zucchini boats with meatballs and top with mozzarella. Broil until cheese is melty, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with Parmesan and parsley and serve hot.

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