Low Calorie

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

1 hour 15 Minutes


4 medium zucchini
½ cup mild salsa
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp oregano
½ small onion
2 Tbsp bell pepper, minced
4 oz can tomato sauce
¼ cup water
½ cup Mexican blended cheese, shredded
¼ cup chopped scallions
Garlic bread (side)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Place ¼ cup of salsa in the bottom of a large baking dish. 
  3. Using a small spoon, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving ¼” thick shell. 
  4. Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Remove from water.
  5. Brown turkey in a large skillet, breaking up while it cooks. When no longer pink add the spices and mix well. 
  6. Add the onion and bell pepper, tomato sauce, and water. Stir and cover, simmer on low for about 20 minutes. 
  7. Using a spoon, fill the hollowed zucchini boats dividing the taco meat equally, about ⅓ cup in each. 
  8. Top each with 1 Tbsp shredded cheese (or more if you’d like). Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through. 
  9. Top with scallions and serve with salsa on the side.

Quick Tip

Add extra salt, seasoning, or a flavorful salsa! Ground turkey and plain zucchini can taste a little bland if not seasoned well.