These Mexican zucchini boats are a tasty, lower carb meal and excellent way to use up excess zucchini from the garden!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray the bottom of a baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Fill a large skillet with water and bring to a boil. Boil zucchini halves for 1 minute. Drain.

  • Heat the large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomato sauce, corn, bell pepper, and taco seasoning; cook and stir until bubbly.

  • Place zucchini halves into the prepared baking dish, cut-sides up. Scoop meat mixture into the boats and sprinkle cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Garnish with scallions.

Cook's Note:

You can use cilantro for topping instead of scallions.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 32.4g; carbohydrates 17.5g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 111.4mg; sodium 1152.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Super easy and quick for a mid week light dinner. Didn't have taco seasoning so used a Cajun spice mix. Loaded the top with scallions at the end which added s nice pop! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it as written, minus the scallions. Easy, tasty - it's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really liked the flavor and texture of these. I'm glad I checked on them after 10 minutes in the oven because the cheese was already browning and they were definitely ready to come out. The zucchini was still a bit crunchy but that is how we like it. The cook time seems to a bit off but this is a great recipe and one I would make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have zucchini but had summer squash. I think I will add chorizo next time. Read More