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Zucchini Taco Boats

Zucchini Taco Boats are a satisfying and healthy main dish that has only 292 calories per serving! The recipe serves 6 and costs $9.94 to make. That's just $1.66 per serving!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
COOLING TIME5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: zucchini
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 292kcal
Cost: $9.94

Equipment

  • rimmed baking sheet
  • spoon
  • cutting board
  • large skillet

Ingredients

  • 6 medium zucchini rinsed and dried
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 14 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

PREP THE OVEN AND PAN:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a standard-size baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking sheet and set aside.

PREP THE ZUCCHINI:

  • Trim the ends off the zucchinis and cut them in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop and scrape the flesh out of the zucchini halves.
  • Place the zucchini halves on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle each with salt and pepper.

MAKE THE FILLING:

  • In a large skillet set over medium-high heat add olive oil, onion, and ground turkey. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until the meat is browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in taco seasoning, water, black beans, and corn. Cook for 2-5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

FILL ZUCCHINI BOATS:

  • Use a spoon to spoon the meat mixture into prepared zucchini boats.
  • Top with shredded Mexican cheese.

BAKE AND SERVE:

  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until the zucchini is fork-tender and the cheese is golden.
  • Allow the boats to cool for 5 minutes. Then top with chopped cilantro and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 2boats | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 1051mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1428IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg