You're going to love these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats! They're so light and filling that they are perfect for summer when your garden has a lot of zucchini growing or you just want to enjoy a fresh tasting meal. Packed with healthy ingredients and nutrition, these zucchini boats are good for you too! #devourdinner #zucchiniboat #groundturkey #tacostuffedzucchiniboats #recipe #instantpot #instantpotrecipe #zucchiniboatrecipe

Zucchini Taco Boats are a great low carb dish that brings healthy together with tasty fiesta inspired flavors. With these stuffed zucchini boats you’ll have a great dish packed with nutritional value.

Turkey Zucchini Boats

These taco stuffed zucchini boats are so incredible because they not only bring the taco flavors you want, but it’s done in a unique fashion. The little boats look so cute on a serving dish and in the summer or fall when these squash are priced low, this dish can be incredibly frugal as well!

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a horrible death sentence or change up from your normal meals. Making small changes or substitutions is a great place to start. Swapping out the corn tortilla shells for a nice zucchini taco boat is a small step towards healthier eating and one that doesn’t require much effort.

Turkey Zucchini Boats

Taco stuffed avocados are another incredible dish that brings your favorite taco flavors in a healthier way. There’s no end to fun ways that you can eat healthy and whichever recipe you try you’re going to love them both for similar and different reasons.

Zucchini Boats

What’s in Zucchini Taco Boats?

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Corn
  • 1/2 Cup black Beans
  • ½ Cup Salsa
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Mexican Blend Cheese)
  • 2 Tbs Taco Seasoning
  • 3 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
Ground Turkey

How to make Taco Zucchini taco Boats?

  • Place 1 cup of water or Broth in the Instant Pot
  • Place the ground turkey on a trivet inside of the Instant Pot
  • Set it to Manual High (Pressure Cook) for 5 minutes and do a quick release
  • Remove the cooked ground turkey and then discard any liquids in the pot. Clean or wipe out pot and then put it back in Instant Pot.
  • Set it to Saute’ and then add the cooked turkey. With a wooden spoon chop up the meat
  • dice onion, garlic, and bell peppers and then stir
  • Add in the seasonings, salsa, and water and stir.
  • Add in the corn and the rinsed canned black beans. Saute and stir for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Slice the zucchini in half horizontally
  • With a spoon remove some of the center flesh of zucchini creating a large cup to fill.
  • Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over Zucchini and drizzle 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • Place the Zucchini in a baking dish and roast for 15 mins at 400 degrees.
  • Remove from oven
  • Spoon the turkey mixture evenly into 6 zucchini boats
  • Bake at 350 for 5-6 minutes.
  • Top with cheese and serve.

Are Zucchini Taco Boats healthy?

This turkey taco meat filling is very healthy and the zucchini that it is baked in helps to give even more nutrition to your diet. This dinner dish is packed full of protein, vitamins and more! It’s definitely a healthy meal option.

Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats

Can I make Stuffed Taco Zucchini Boats ahead of time?

Yes, you can. You can make the taco meat filling in advance and keep it covered and stored inside of the fridge. Because you want to bake the zucchini for a while before adding the filling it doesn’t make sense to fill the zucchini in advance, just make the filling and leave it in a bowl or closed bag.

How long with Stuffed Taco Zucchini Boats last?

If you find yourself with leftovers you can either freeze them for a long storage solution or keep them covered in the fridge for up to a few days.

Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats

How to reheat Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats?

To reheat your zucchini boats, you’ll want to lay them flat on a baking sheet or in a baking dish and bake at 350 until they are fully heated through.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These zucchini taco boats are a great low carb meal that is packed with nutrition and flavor. Perfect for when you want a fiesta inspired dish that tastes light, fresh, and filling.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Turkey, Zucchini Boats
Servings: 6
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 cup Corn
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Mexican Blend Cheese)
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 3 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Place 1 cup water or Broth in Instant Pot
  • Place ground turkey on trivet in Instant Pot
  • Set to Manual High (Pressure Cook) for 5 minutes and quick release
  • Remove cooked ground turkey and discard any liquids in the pot. Clean or wipe out pot and put back in Instant Pot.
  • Set to Saute' and Add cooked turkey and with a wooden spoon chop up meat
  • Add diced onion, garlic, and bell peppers and stir
  • Add Seasonings, salsa and water and stir.
  • Add Corn and rinsed canned black beans and saute and stir for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Slice Zucchini in half horizontally
  • With a spoon remove some of the center flesh of zucchini creating a large cup to fill.
  • Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over Zucchini and 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • Place Zucchini in baking dish and roast for 15 mins at 400 degrees.
  • Remove from oven and Spoon turkey mixture evenly into 6 zucchini boats
  • Bake at 350 for 5-6 minutes. The top with cheese and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1107IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
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