Snazzy Zucchini Recipe

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This recipe for snazzy zucchini with hamburger is sure to be a great way to use up extra zucchini from your garden!

This recipe was found in this Ohio Art Flower Recipe Box, and is attributed to being from Mary Jane. Mary Jane also gave us another interesting zucchini recipe found in this box: Cornbread Pizza Zucchini.

This is a stovetop one pan recipe, making it a perfect choice for quick weeknight dinners.

The ingredients for this snazzy zucchini recipe are also pretty simple:

  • 1 pound hamburger meat
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 envelope spaghetti sauce seasoning
  • 1 cup precooked rice
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup water
  • salt

Most of these things you probably have on hand already, so like I said it is a great recipe for busy weeknights – especially when zucchini is in season.

Looking for More Great Zucchini Recipes?

If you’re looking for more zucchinni recipes, we have quite a few on our site already and we are always adding more!

Pizza Zucchini: This is a cornbread “upside down” pizza.

Creamy Zucchini Recipe: This is a casserole style dish that is a grown up version of macaroni and cheese!

We are always adding more zucchini recipes, so be sure to check back often! And of course, if you have a zucchini recipe you would like to share, please do submit your recipes here.

How to Make Snazzy Zucchini

This recipe is pretty easy to make. First, you brown the ground beef with onions. Then you add in tomatoes, water, salt, and seasoning. Lastly, you add in the rice and zucchinni and let it simmer for about 35-40 minutes.

You may notice this recipe calls for precooked rice. You can cook rice in the microwave, or if you use instant rice, you could probably do away with cooking it all together and just letting it cook while the mixture simmers on the stove top.

Snazzy Zucchini Recipe

Snazzy Zucchini One Pot Weeknight Dinner Recipe

This snazzy zucchini recipe is made on the stove top in one pan, making it a great choice for easy weeknight dinners!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 envelope spaghetti sauce seasoning
  • 1 cup precooked rice
  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 can of diced or crushed tomatoes {16 oz size}
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • Mix beef and onion in skillet until brown.
  • Mix in water, tomatoes, spaghetti seasoning and salt.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in rice and zucchini.
  • Simmer for 35-40 minutes and serve.


Can use less salt if desired.


Serving: 1gCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 23gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1328mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5g
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