If you are looking for a quick, simple, and lighter dinner, then this recipe for zucchini boats with ground turkey is the one for you! If you like, you can also add Parmesan cheese to the mix and on top.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
34 mins
total:
1 hr 9 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 zucchini boats
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim zucchini ends and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out and reserve pulp, leaving a 1/2-inch shell.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Combine reserved zucchini pulp, turkey, green bell pepper, sweet red pepper, onion, mushrooms, and spinach in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until turkey is no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture into the zucchini shells and place in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven uncovered until zucchini is tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 56.7mg; sodium 319.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
I made it. Changed nothing. Used 3 small zucchini’s. This was even better the 2nd day. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
I made it. Changed nothing. Used 3 small zucchini’s. This was even better the 2nd day. Fantastic! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2020
Delicious filling! One caveat: my zucchini must have been larger than medium because 25 minutes at 350 degrees was nowhere near done. I baked 35 minutes at 350, then raised the temp to 450, covered it with foil, baked ten more minute and the zucchini was still pretty firm. Read More
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