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Looking for fun and delicious zucchini recipes to whip up? Try these taco stuffed zucchini boats that are loaded with your favorite Mexican ingredients. They're secretly healthy!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy Zucchini Recipes, Zucchini Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 416kcal
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 salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, add the ground beef, and use your spatula to break up the beef.
  • Add the spices, stir to combine, and cook for 7-10 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. 
  • Place the zucchini boats on a baking tray and fill them with the ground beef.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven, or until the tops are browned. 
  • Remove from the oven and top with a drizzle of cashew sour cream, a sprinkle of green onions and tomatoes, a few slices of avocado and some fresh cilantro. Serve immediately. 



Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 1685mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2117IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 5mg