Flavorful, low carb Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats are cheesy and easy to make. These zucchini boats are an excellent way for your entire family to eat a healthier low carb tasty meal. If you have a picky family, I am pretty sure they will love the fabulous flavor of these BBQ Zucchini Boats. By the way, they are perfect for an easy weekday meal.

This post will give you step by step instructions so you can prepare these easy Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats for your family.

Recipes For Our Daily Bread is all about helping you put dinner on the table with quick and easy recipes.  This kid-friendly low carb recipe is easy, delicious, and gooey.  ​

Ingredients BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats

For this BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats, you will need two pounds of ground beef, 3 large zucchini, onion, black pepper, cheese, bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

Carbs In BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats

This recipe’s carbs are not based on G. Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce but a regular bbq sauce. The carbs are much lower using the sugar-free sauce.

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup. This recipe serves six servings. If you divide six into 16, you get 2.6 carbs per serving for the bbq sauce. In other words, if you check carbs in bbq sauces, it will be hard to beat G. Hughes BBQ Sauce.  It will be challenging to beat its taste with any bbq sauce.

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Feeding Family While Trying To Stick To A Diet

If you are on a diet, you know how difficult it is to prepare a meal for your whole family when trying to lose weight. Can I get a good Amen? I know I am not the only one who struggles with this issue. Even though I have teenagers and young adults, it is still challenging to feed my family while staying on a keto low carb diet. I have found that if I keep the foods and flavors my family enjoys, they will eat it.

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Let’s Talk about Low Carb BBQ Sauce. First of all, I love bbq sauce! Recipes For Our Daily Bread is full of recipes using BBQ sauce. I have too many to list, but here are a few;
BBQ SKILLET CHICKEN BREAST, BBQ CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE, BBQ GRILLING RECIPES, BBQ CHEESEBURGER CORNBREAD SKILLET, BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA RECIPE. 

To stick to a low carb diet, I had to find a low carb BBQ sauce. I tried several sauces and finally found one that my family could not even tell: low carb. If you are a barbeque sauce fan, you have to try G. Hughes SmokeHouse SUGAR-FREE BBQ Sauce. It has one carb in a tablespoon, but you only need a small amount to add some flavor. In this low carb Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats, you need one cup of BBQ sauce. There are 16 tablespoons in a cup. This recipe is six servings. If you divide six into 16, you get 2.6 carbs per serving for the bbq sauce. If you check carbs in bbq sauces, it will be hard to beat G. Hughes BBQ Sauce. It will be tough to beat its taste.

BBQ CHEESEBURGER

I am Southerner to the bone, and so are my kids. We cannot live without our BBQ, BBQ sauce, and or a fabulous BBQ Cheeseburger. When ordering a cheeseburger, you can pretty much count on my burger having barbecue sauce on it. I like it slathered on from edge to edge on my bun. Maybe, a little too much because most of the time, it is running down my arms. If I am making you crave a BBQ Cheeseburger, check out my recipe for a fabulous BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger. I am sure it would not get a good score for the World Food Championships’ appearance because you can barely see the meat, but you will have to believe me when I tell you it is fantastic.

How Did I Come Up With Making These Low Carb Keto
BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats?

When my boys were teenagers, they were continually asking for a BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger.  One day, I decided to brown my ground beef and make a BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet.  I knew it would be so much faster than cooking burgers.  Therefore, that is what I did, and the rest is history.  I have a lot of recipes using the original combination of ingredients I made almost ten years ago.  Some of our favorite recipes made with the “BBQ Cheeseburger Skillet” include BBQ BACON CHEESEBURGER SANDWICH, BBQ BACON CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS, BBQ CHEESEBURGER CORNBREAD SKILLET, plus these delicious BBQ BACON CHEESEBURGER GRILLED CHEESE.

First Step: Cook and Crumble Bacon

If you have not discovered how easy it is to cook bacon in your oven, please read my Oven-Fried Bacon post. You can be cooking the bacon in the oven with no mess while you are browning the ground beef on the stovetop.

Second Step: Brown Ground Beef

  • In a medium-hot skillet, cook the ground beef until thoroughly done and brown.
  • While the ground beef is browning, add the chopped onion.
BBQ Cheeseburger skillet

Third Step: Prepare zucchini boats.

  • Wash and cut the ends off the Zucchini.
  • Slice the zucchini in half horizontally and scoop out the center and seeds with a small spoon.
  • Add the Zucchini to the baking dish that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.
  • Yes, I doubled this recipe.
Prepare ZUCCHINI BOATS for keto BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini boats
Brown Ground Beef & Onions for KETO BBQ Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats
  • After adding the Zucchini to the baking dishes, fill each one with the BBQ Cheeseburger filling.

Fourth Step: Cheese

Top the filling on each Zucchini with cheese.

KETO BBQ CHEESEBURGER ZUCCHINI BOATS COVER WITH CHEDDAR CHEESE

Fifth Step:  Bake keto bbq cheeseburger zucchini boats Covered With Foil

  • With the baking dishes covered with foil, bake for 40 minutes.  This will depend on how thick your Zucchini are.  Remove the foil and check for a tender zucchini after 30 minutes.
  • If you are in a hurry, precook your Zucchini in the microwave until fork tender before stuffing them with Italian meat filling.
  • Before removing the zucchini from the oven, stick a fork in them.  The fork should go smoothly into each zucchini boat.

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KETO BBQ CHEESEBURGER ZUCCHINI

Flavorful, low carb Keto BBQ Zucchini Boats are cheesy and easy to make. These zucchini boats are an excellent way for your entire family to eat a healthier low carb tasty meal. If you have a picky family, I am pretty sure they will love the fabulous flavor of these BBQ Zucchini Boats. By the way, they are perfect for an easy weekday meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger, easy recipe, healthy, healthy recipe, keto, recipe, zucchini
Servings: 6
Calories: 635kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • One onion chopped small
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • Six pieces bacon cooked hard and crumbled
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 large zucchini 

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon and crumble the bacon.  See my oven fried bacon. 
  • In a medium hot skillet, cook the ground beef until thoroughly done and brown.
  • While the ground beef is browning, add the chopped onion.
  • In a medium hot skillet, cook the ground beef until fully done and brown.
  • While the ground beef is browning, add the chopped onion.
  • Wash and cut the ends off the Zucchini.
  • Slice the Zucchini in half horizontally and scoop out the center and seeds with a small spoon.
  • Add the Zucchini to the baking dish that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.
  • After adding the Zucchini to the baking dishes, fill each one with the BBQ Cheeseburger filling.
  • Top the filling on each zucchini with cheese.
  • With the baking dishes covered with foil, bake for 40 minutes.  This will depend on how thick your zucchini are.  Remove the foil and check for a tender zucchini after 30 minutes.
  • If you are in a hurry, precook your zucchini in the microwave until fork tender before stuffing them with Italian meat filling.
  • Before removing the zucchini from the oven, stick a fork in them.  The fork should go easily into each zucchini boat.

Notes

  • If you are in a hurry, precook your zucchini in the microwave until fork tender before stuffing them with Italian meat filling.
  • Before removing the zucchini from the oven, stick a fork in them.  The fork should go easily into each zucchini boat.
The carbs in this recipe are not based on Huges Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce but on a regular bbq sauce. The carbs are much lower using the sugar-free sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 330mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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