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  • 3 to 4 medium size zucchini of similar length
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup of cheese
  • Additional toppings if desired: diced tomato, sliced olives, avocado, salsa, and sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Wash and slice zucchini lengthwise. Using a spoon scoop out seeds and center pulp. Place zucchini in the baking pan, season with a little salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake until zucchini are tender, approximately 30 – 35 minutes (depending upon the size of your zucchini).
  3. While zucchini is baking, brown ground beef, then add taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup of water. Cook over medium high heat until liquid is reduced and meat mixture to reach desired consistency. Keep taco mixture warm while zucchini is baking.
  4. Remove zucchini from the oven. Spoon warm meat mixture into zucchini boats, and top with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
  5. Top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!


To increase healthy fat content in this recipe, you can garnish with additional cheese, avocado, sour cream, and olives. Yum.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.8g 26%
Cholesterol 72.7mg 24%
Sodium 578.5mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 22.5g 45%

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