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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kellianne Morgan

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 medium zucchinis, cut in half lengthwise
cup mild salsa
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
tsp oregano
small onion, minced
2 tbsp bell pepper, minced
4 oz can tomato sauce
cup water
cup reduced fat Mexican blend shredded cheese
cup chopped scallions or cilantro, for topping

Directions:
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place cup of salsa in the bottom of a large baking dish.
3. Using a small spoon or melon baller, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving inch thick shell on each half.
4. Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside of a cup to add to the taco filling, (squeeze excess water with a paper towel) discarding the rest or save to use in another recipe.
5. Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook 1 minute. Remove from water.
6. Brown turkey in a large skillet, breaking up while it cooks. When no longer pink add the spices and mix well.
7. Add the onion, bell pepper, reserved zucchini, tomato sauce and water. Stir and cover, simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
8. Using a spoon, fill the hollowed zucchini boats dividing the taco meat equally, about ⅓ cup in each, pressing firmly.
9. Top each with 1 tbsp of shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.
10. Top with scallions and serve with salsa on the side.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hr 15 minutes

 

 

 

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