Go Back

Zucchini and Rice Skillet Dinner

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 5 people


  • 2 medium zucchinis sliced and quartered
  • ½ TBS olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup white rice prepared
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and zucchini and sauté until tender. Season with salt and pepper, then remove zucchini to a plate.
  • Add the ground beef, bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the skillet and sauté until browned.
  • Add the tomato sauce to the pan and season with oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When sauce has reduced, add the rice, half the cheese, and zucchini and stir to combine. Top the skillet with remaining cheese.
  • Place a lid on the pan and cook for five to 10 minutes, until cheese on top is melted.