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Several taco stuffed zucchini boats on a baking sheet.
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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These taco stuffed zucchini boats are a healthy, gluten-free, low-carb, Mexican-inspired dinner! Watch the video above to see how I make them.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Zucchini Boat Recipes, Zucchini Boats
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1 pound ground beef

Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime to squeeze on top


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the ground beef. Use your spatula to break up the beef. Add the spices, stir to combine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until browned. 
  • While the ground beef is cooking, slice the zucchini in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the insides. 
    Scooping out zucchini to make stuffed zucchini boats
  • Place the zucchini on a parchment-lined baking tray and fill with the ground beef. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven, or until the tops are browned and the zucchini is slightly softened.
    Filling zucchini boats with ground beef.
  • Remove the stuffed zucchini from the oven and drizzle with sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes and green onions, a few slices of avocado,some fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
    Taco stuffed zucchini boats lined up on a baking sheet



  • You can also make extra taco seasoning and store it in a glass spice jar for future use! Watch my spice drawer organization video to see how I do it. 


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 1353mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1863IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 5mg