Sloppy Joe Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Sloppy Joe sandwiches are a favorite in our house. Especially for Bella. She gets so excited when she sees that I’m making them for dinner. She can barely control her excitement when she sees leftovers and knows she can eat it for breakfast. For reals. She will eat a Sloppy Joe sandwich any time of the day!

sloppy joe stuffed zucchini

Now Bella likes to eat a Sloppy Joe sandwich in the traditional manner…on bread. I, on the other hand, am trying to eat a little less carbs so I decided to make mine breadless with this sloppy joe stuffed zucchini recipe!

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Zucchini


  • Zucchini (1 large made about 4)
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 can of Manwich (I used Manwich Thick and Chunky)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap a baking sheet in non-stick foil (makes clean-up so much easier) and set aside.
  2. Brown your ground meat and drain.
  3. Pour ground meat and Manwich into a saucepan and simmer on low.
  4. Wash and cut the ends off the zucchini. As evenly as possible, cut thick slices (mine are roughly 2 inches thick…I think).
  5. Using a melon baller or a grapefruit spoon (like I did), scoop out the inside of each piece of zucchini…be careful not to scoop out too much at the bottom or the sides.
  6. Scoop a little bit of Sloppy Joe mix into each piece of zucchini and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Once the timer goes off, add a pinch of shredded cheese and bank for an additional 12 minutes.

sloppy joe stuffed zucchini

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