These Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are the perfect way to add a fun twist to Zucchini and Tacos. Zucchini is plentiful in the Summer, but you can often find it all year long in most grocery stores. It’s a very simple recipe and the perfect mash-up to change up your weeknight meals. Did I mention it's really good too!
Zucchini is one of those Summer vegetables that’s extremely versatile. You can add it to muffins, smoothies, make Zucchini Fries or simply saute it by itself with a little olive oil, butter, salt and pepper for the most tasty Sauteed Zucchini Recipe!
These Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are definitely my new favorite way to enjoy Zucchini and what better way to make a complete meal than with tacos! Oh and they’re also slightly healthier than traditional tacos and tortillas so that’s always a plus right?!
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS RECIPE?
Zucchini. Four medium to large size Zucchini.
Ground Turkey. Ground turkey, beef or chicken would work for this recipe. I like using ground turkey with a 93/7% lean/fat ratio.
Taco Seasoning. Store bought or homemade taco seasoning.
Salsa. A little bit of your favorite salsa to add more flavor to the taco meat.
Cheese. I like using a mixture of 2 to 3 cheddar cheeses or a Mexican blend.
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil. To season the Zucchini.
Toppings. Your favorite taco toppings (tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, avocado, salsa, whatever toppings you like)
HOW TO MAKE TACO STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS
Full instructions are included in the recipe card below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Wash your Zucchini thoroughly and pat dry. Trim the top and bottom end pieces for the zucchini. Cut the Zucchini in half evenly lengthwise. Scoop out the inside leaving about ½ inch of flesh around all sides. Season zucchini with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Step Two: Cook ground turkey until fully done. Add taco seasoning, some of the zucchini flesh, salsa and mix well. Fill zucchini boats with taco mixture and bake for additional 20 minutes.
Step Three: Top zucchini boats with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER ZUCCHINI BOATS
Leftover zucchini boats store very well in the refrigerator. Just place any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or the oven and they still taste great the next day. Zucchini boats are perfect for meal prep too! My favorite meal prep containers are glass containers. They are durable, don’t stain and are easy to clean.