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Zucchini Nachos

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"These low-carb nachos use zucchini slices in place of tortilla chips and ground chicken instead of beef as a healthier alternative to traditional nachos. Ground turkey also works well. You'll never miss the chips! Feel free to use your favorite toppings."
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1 h 30 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch slices using a mandoline slicer. Place slices in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and toss to coat. Let drain for 30 minutes. Place slices on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 12x18-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, breaking meat up into small crumbles, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and discard any accumulated liquid.
  4. Return skillet to low heat and stir in chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Keep warm.
  5. Place zucchini slices on the prepared baking pan in a single layer.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove zucchini from oven and top with chicken mixture and shredded Cheddar cheese. Return to the hot oven and bake until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  8. Top nachos with dollops of sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeno, and green onions. Serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I try and find medium zucchini that are approximately 2 inches in diameter and 10 to 12 ounces each.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 311 calories; 18.4 6.5 28.7 91 796 Full nutrition

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Husband and I really liked this dish we have made it three times. We both are dieting so it a guiltless dish. We used low-fat cheese but we changed back to cheddar because of the way it melted a...