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Zucchini Taco Boats

These zucchini taco boats stuffed with ground turkey are so good! Made with real ingredients only, this taco recipe will become a weekly rotation for dinner. Top this stuffed zucchini recipe with fresh avocado, cilantro, or lime to really increase the flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword stuffed zucchini, stuffed zucchini recipes, zucchini taco boats
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 315 kcal
Author Savannah McGhee


  • 3 zucchinis medium-sized
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground-turkey
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup salsa can sub 15-ounce canned tomatoes + green chili peppers
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese shredded, or vegan cheese (leave out for Whole30 or paleo and sub with cashew based queso)


  • cilantro chopped
  • avocado
  • lime


  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Use a spoon to scoop out centers from zucchini.

  2.  Arrange zucchini in a casserole dish or a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  3. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, add oil, onion & saute for 2 minutes. Add turkey and cook until brown, while breaking up into small crumbles. 

  4. Season with salt, pepper, taco seasoning and 1/3 cup of salsa.Spoon mixture into zucchini boats.

  5. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 27-34 minutes or until zucchini is cooked through and cheese is melted.

  6. Remove from oven and serve with favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes


For plant-based version, then leave out the ground-turkey. Top with vegan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Taco Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 733mg31%
Potassium 981mg28%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1126IU23%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 354mg35%
Iron 2mg11%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.