Air-Fryer Stuffed Zucchini

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
When your garden is overflowing with zucchini, it's time to pull out your air fryer. Filled with ground beef and cheese, this quick-to-prepare meal is a delicious way to enjoy summer's bounty. —Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario
Air-Fryer Stuffed Zucchini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese with jalapeno or Havarti cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottoms so they sit flat. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
  2. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat, cook beef and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in Havarti cheese, 1/2 cup feta cheese, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Fill zucchini with meat mixture. Place on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook 8 minutes. Top with remaining 1/4 cup feta; cook until zucchini is tender and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed zucchini half: 390 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.