Zucchini Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

June 8, 2020
Zuchinni Ground Beef Rice Skillet on a plate with a fork

Are you looking for a healthy dinner option that has a ton of texture and taste? This Zucchini, Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Recipe is a simple recipe that packs in the veggies. The combination of the ground beef and rice make this a hearty meal that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Food on a plate

f your mouth is watering after reading that description, I haven’t gotten to the best part! This easy meal idea is so simple to clean up as well. Since it’s all made in one giant skillet, you can quickly know that you aren’t going to have a ton of dishes to clean up either.

Because, let’s be honest, if you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to be doing after dinner is to wash dishes for the next hour. With this recipe, you don’t have to!

Can you use ground turkey in this recipe as well?

Absolutely. You can opt for ground turkey or even ground chicken if you are trying to cut down on some of the fat content of this recipe. Both options are a great choice that will still pack in great taste also.

What other veggies could you add to this recipe?

What I love about this recipe is that you can also add more vegetable options. I’ve made this up using mushrooms, and it was still a huge hit! Your kids won’t mind eating a ton of fresh and delicious veggies because the flavor is just that good.

Zuchinni Ground Beef Skillet on a plate

The next time that you’re looking for an easy recipe to get dinner on the table quickly, this Zucchini, Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Recipe needs to happen. After you make it once, everyone in the house agrees that there’s no reason to wait before you make it up again!


1 pound ground chuck

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

2 to 3 zucchini, sliced

1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 cup long grain white rice

2 cups water

Skillet dish on a plate


  1. In a large (12 inch) skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper, cooking until the meat is browned, chopping into small pieces. Drain well.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring well, and cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and stir as needed. Continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. For more quick family meals, click here.