Whole30 Italian Beef Zucchini Boats

Only 5 ingredients for these easy and flavorful Whole30 Italian Beef Zucchini Boats! They make a simple gluten free, paleo, and low carb meal perfect for an effortless weeknight dinner or meal prep!

3 medium zucchinis (650 grams)
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups pasta sauce, divided
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
optional toppings: fresh basil, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes...

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour 1/2 cup pasta sauce in a large glass baking dish and set aside.
Make the zucchini boats. Cut bottom and top off the zucchini and then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving about 1/4-1/2 inch shell. Place flesh side up in glass baking dish.
Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once it gets hot, about 30 seconds, add in ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon. Sauté 4-5 minutes until browned. Add in diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and 1 cup pasta sauce. Stir to combine and remove from heat once incorporated.