Southwest Zucchini Boats


May 01, 2019 By:
Tagged: Peppers Peppers. Appetizers Appetizers. Healthy Healthy. Ground Beef Ground Beef. Dinner Dinner. Ground Turkey Ground Turkey. Appetizers & Snacks Appetizers & Snacks. Dinner Dinner. Mexican Mexican. Onions Onions. Quick & Easy Quick & Easy. Butter Butter. Healthy Dinner Healthy Dinner. Cheese Cheese. Tomatoes Tomatoes. Quick Dinner Quick Dinner. Ground Beef Ground Beef. Mexican Mexican. Easy Easy. Zucchini Zucchini.
Prep:
20 minutes
Cook:
20 minutes
Serves:
4
These hearty and healthy zucchini boats are packed with flavor with ground turkey, beef, peppers, tomatoes and onions, all topped with taco seasoning, cheese and sour cream.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and stir with a wooden spoon occasionally. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the bell peppers. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, or until softened. Add the turkey and beef. Brown the meat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Season the meat and vegetables with the taco seasoning. Add the water and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Cut a thin piece off the bottom of each piece, so they will sit flat on the sheet pan. Use a spoon to gently scrape out the pulp. Leave a small amount of pulp, so they will hold their shape.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Place zucchini halves on a half sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. Cover the zucchini with aluminum foil and cook in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until slightly tender. Remove from the oven and carefully spoon the taco meat into each half of zucchini.
  6. Sprinkle each top with shredded cheese. Cook in the preheated oven for an additional 10-15 minutes. Or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and top with sour cream and chopped cilantro.