Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)

This recipe for 30 minute Taco Zucchini Boats are the perfect weeknight meal! They’re gluten free, low carb, and so simple to make for dinner!

 
I like big boats and I cannot lie. I mean, yes the kind that you ride on our in the ocean or bay or whatever body of water is closest. Buuut I also like edible boats. 
Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)
 
Boats that you scoop out and load up with food and flavors and eat for dinner. You know what I’m talking about? Boats.
 
Since it’s zucchini season I couldn’t help but think of a million different ways to use zucchini. But, I’m also working my tail off on my cookbook recipes, I have all these zucchini ideas in the back of my head that I have to put on the back burner.
 
Today I said… today will be a zucchini day. I cannot go another day without creating a zucchini recipe. Today will be the day I fill that zucchini itch. 
Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)
 
And so, I did. 
 
Today I present to you…. 30 minute taco zucchini boats. They’re fun. They’re gluten feee and low carb. They’re keto friendly and also can be made dairy free if you nix the cheese. 
 
So let’s make some taco zucchini boats!! 
Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)
 
First, brown your meat in a pan over medium-high heat until the meat is only slightly pink. Add the taco seasoning and stir until combined. Add 1/4 a cup of Mexican cheese. Continue to cook for a couple more minutes, until the cheese is melty, then set aside. 
 
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the center seeds. Place the boats on a lined baking sheet. 
 
Spoon the meat inside the boat. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of salsa in each boat on top of the meat. Then, sprinkle some additional cheese on top. 
 
Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, sour cream, extra salsa, avocado slices, whatever you prefer!
Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)
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Taco Zucchini Boats (gluten free + low carb)

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 1x

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This recipe for 30 minute Taco Zucchini Boats are the perfect weeknight meal! They’re gluten free, low carb, and so simple to make for dinner!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. grass-fed beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • optional things to serve on your boats: sour cream, avocado, extra salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Brown your meat in a pan over medium-high heat until the meat is only slightly pink.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and stir until combined.
  4. Add 1/4 a cup of Mexican cheese. Continue to cook for a couple more minutes, until the cheese is melty, then set aside. 
  5. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise.
  6. Use a spoon to scoop out the center seeds and discard.
  7. Place the boats on a lined baking sheet. 
  8. Spoon the meat inside each boat.
  9. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of salsa in each boat on top of the meat.
  10. Then, sprinkle some additional cheese on top.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, sour cream, extra salsa, avocado slices, whatever you prefer!

Enjoy!! xo

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