Zucchini Taco Skillet


Fight off inflammation with this healthy taco skillet which uses zucchini and lean ground beef.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¾ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 ½ tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added fire-roasted tomatoes with juices

  • 1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 cups spiralized zucchini

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef; cook for 4 minutes, stirring to break up lumps. Increase heat to medium-high. Add taco seasoning and salt; cook, stirring often, until meat is browned, about 2 minutes more. Stir in tomatoes, beans, corn, and water; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in zucchini. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until zucchini is just tender, about 3 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls. Top servings with cheese and green onion.

Cook's Note:

To make your own salt-free taco seasoning, combine 1/4 cup chili powder, 2 tablespoons ground cumin, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, and 2 teaspoons dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper in an airtight container. Keeps for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
17g Fat
22g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 689mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 880mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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