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Low Carb Sheet Pan Dinner

Low Carb Sheet Pan Dinner for Diabetics (Paleo and Keto-friendly)



For the zucchini boats:

4 medium zucchini

1 tbsp olive oil

1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

½ large green pepper, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

¼ cup flaxseed meal

1 large egg, beaten

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley plus extra for serving

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

salt, black pepper to taste

For the tomato sauce:

3 oz tomato paste

½ cup hot water

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp granulated Stevia or other low carb sweetener

½ garlic powder

1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

salt, black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim the zucchinis and cut in half lengthwise.
  3. With a melon ball scoop or teaspoon, scoop out pulp, leaving ½ -in. shells.
  4. Place the zucchini boats on a sheet pan.
  5. Brush with olive oil and season with salt.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and set side.
  8. In a bowl place the ground beef, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, flaxseed meal, egg, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and black pepper to taste.
  9. Mix to combine.
  10. Spoon the beef mixture into the zucchini boats.
  11. To make the tomato sauce mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  12. Spoon the sauce over the zucchini boats and return the pan to the oven.
  13. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until the beef mixture is fully cooked.
  14. Sprinkle with extra parsley and serve.


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