Mexican Zucchini Boats

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good stuffed pepper. However, this recipe was inspired by a stuffed pepper recipe that I found a few months ago. I tweaked a little more than just removing the peppers and replacing with zucchinis, because I wanted it to be faster (when I’m hungry I am haaaangry, and it can’t be done fast enough). And honestly, I think it tastes a little better if I do say so myself!

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 pounds of ground turkey

1 package of taco seasoning (1 pkg per lb of meat)

1 can of black beans

1 can of whole kernel corn

1 cup of salsa

1 cup of cheese

3-4 zucchinis halved and scooped

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400.

Brown the turkey and mix in taco seasoning.

In a large bowl, combine meat, beans, corn, salsa, and cheese and stir till combined. Scoop mixture into halved zucchinis.

In a greased (or in my case olive oiled) Pyrex dish, place stuffed zucchinis in dish, and bake in oven for 40 minutes. Garnish with cheese and serve!

 

*There is usually enough of the meat mixture to have left overs for the next day. It can be served over a bed of Romaine for taco salad, or even put in corn tortillas for a low calorie taco option!*

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