Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats stuffed with chipotle seasoned ground turkey, black beans, cheese and all your favorite toppings. It’s the perfect healthy, gluten free and low carb meal for any night of the week!
I’m pretty sure I could eat zucchini boats every single day! It’s one of my favorite meals to make when I’m trying to eat healthy, but don’t want to feel deprived. They’re filling, low carb, high in protein and gluten free. Pretty much all the things I want in a healthy dinner!
I like to think of them like tacos without the tortilla, but still just as good.
Because naturally I compare EVERYTHING tacos.
These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with an amazing ground turkey recipe that’s seasoned with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, sauteed onions and tomatoes, garlic, chili powder and cumin. To brighten up the rich and smokey flavors from the chipotles, I added some freshly chopped cilantro and a generous pinch of salt.
Toss in some cooked black beans for a little extra fiber and the filling is ready to go!
How to Make Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats
To prepare the zucchini, simply cut off the ends, slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the inside to create a little “boat.”
I find that a little melon baller like this is the perfect size for scooping out the pulp, but a regular spoon also works.
Once they’re scooped out, place the zucchini in a large baking dish and lightly spray or brush the insides with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes in a 400°F until tender, then fill them with the ground turkey filling, top with cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.
I served mine with some more fresh cilantro and chopped tomatoes, but you can also serve it with sour cream, your favorite hot sauce and chunky salsa.
I hope you like this stuffed zucchini recipe as much as I do! If you’re looking for more low carb recipes, take a look at these!
- Zucchini Enchiladas
- Healthy Chicken Nachos
- Low Carb Enchilada Cabbage Rolls
- Chicken and Green Chile Egg Muffins