Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
A healthier and low carb solution to taco night. Lean ground beef with homemade taco seasoning is stuffed into hollowed out zucchini and topped with melted cheese.
Taco Zucchini Boats

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef I used 98% lean
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash and dry zucchini and cut off ends. Slice zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to hollow out zucchini, leaving a 1/4 inch inch shell (1/4 inch around the edges and the bottom). You can save the hollowed out zucchini chunks for another recipe or add some into your taco meat mixture. Place zucchini into a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, add cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and oregano. Mix together.
  3. In a large skillet, add ground beef and onions. Bring to medium high heat and cook until meat is nearly done. Sprinkle with seasoning mix. Continue to cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in the salsa.
  4. Fill zucchini with taco meat mixture. Place into oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until zucchini is just cooked. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Sprinkle cheese over zucchini. Place back into oven and cook an additional 5 minutes, so cheese is melted over the zucchini boats. Sprinkle scallions over zucchini before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 zucchini boat)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 2.9g18%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g
Cholesterol 44.4mg15%
Sodium 361mg16%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 3.4g4%
Protein 16.5g33%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.2mg12%
Net Carbs 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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