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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion (small dice)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (small dice)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Toppings (Optional)

  • cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • jalapenos (sliced)
  • avocado (sliced)
  • sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9”x13” baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp leaving at least 1/2 inch of the shell and lay zucchini scoop side up in baking dish. 

  3. Chop the zucchini pulp, set aside.

  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add onion and saute for 2 to 3 minutes add garlic, bell pepper, zucchini pulp and saute for another 2 minutes

  5. Add in ground beef and spices and cook until beef is no longer pink. 

  6. Remove from heat, drain excess liquid and stir in 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese then scoop beef mixture into zucchini boats, top with the other 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. 


Nutrition for 1 zucchini boat

260 calories
17g fat
7g carbohydrates
21g protein