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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, cheese and topped with your favorite toppings. These make a delicious low carb meal and are perfect for using up that zucchini! 

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats in a baking dish.

I’m back! And after about five weeks it feels good to be in the kitchen again! We had our sweet little girl on June 9th and she has been such a blessing in our family. She was the smallest baby that I have had and she seems like she will be more petite than her big sister and have a different look. She is perfect! When she was born, she screamed for two hours straight. We were so nervous that we had gotten a screamer but she was actually just starving. This girl eats like a champ and is happy and content and only wakes up at 5am to be fed. I literally get nothing done because I just want to hold her and enjoy every second with my last baby.

Of course my first recipe involves zucchini. I look forward to zucchini season every single year because it is my favorite vegetable! There are so many different ways you can use up that zucchini in the garden, and zucchini boats might just be my new favorite!

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats in pan

They are so easy to make and are the perfect low carb option. You just hollow out your zucchini and fill it with a delicious taco seasoned ground beef and top with cheese. They only take about 25 minutes to bake in the oven and when they come out you load them up with all of your favorite toppings. My favorite toppings include avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, and olives. But the possibilities are endless.

These became a new family favorite and are absolutely delicious! I know that your family will love these as well!

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats on plate

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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

5 from 5 votes
Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats are loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, cheese and topped with your favorite toppings. These make a delicious low carb meal and are perfect for using up that zucchini!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim the ends off zucchini. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving 1/2-in. shells. Line up the zucchini in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Chop the pulp up and set aside.
  • In a medium sized skillet add ground beef until no longer pink. Drain the excess grease. Add the reserved zucchini pulp and the chili powder, garlic powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, cumin and salt and pepper to the ground beef. Add the tomato sauce and water and combine.
  • Fill the zucchini boats evenly with the taco mixture. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove from oven and top with favorite toppings.


Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 18gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 691mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 680IUVitamin C: 1.3mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 2.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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      1. I can’t find a 4 oz can of tomato sauce anywhere. I used the whole 8 oz can and recipe came out fine. Are you sure it’s not supposed to be 8 oz?

  1. 5 stars
    I was forced to make a few alterations to the recipe because I was scatterbrained at the store and forgot to pick up paprika and canned tomatoes…
    I used a couple tablespoons of ketchup (tomato, sugar, vinegar…it made sense?) and used oregano. I also added onions to the meat instead of the zucchini pulp for more flavor and to extend the meat mixture. (I ended up using the pulp for zucchini bread <3 )

    1. I like to use or for any questions that I may have about nutritional information. Hope that helps and you find the answers you are looking for. XOXO

  2. 5 stars
    I followed this recipe except I used my favorite salsa instead of tomato sauce. What a great simple recipe! I think it runs around 300 cals per 2 boats and they are super filling which is awesome! Def will be a regular in my house!

  3. 5 stars
    I thought I had a crazy thought of making some type of taco boat using zucchini that keeps ending up on my porch! Lol! I typed it in and your page showed up. Wow! You have some amazing seasonal recipes that use everyday ingredients, won’t break the bank, and most important uses garden veggies to make the same dishes we eat everyday without so much bread and chips. Thank you!

    1. Yes, that is my thought too! I am so glad you can enjoy this delicious twist on a taco! Thanks for following along with me! XOXO

  4. hey girl – congrats on your new baby- so cool! She was almost born on my birthday- which is June 8!! These boats look so yummy! y’all have a great day!