Zucchini Boats

I had a few zucchini’s in the fridge and I really wanted to do something different with them so I decided to try making zucchini boats and I am so glad that I did! They were amazing, even the kids loved them (a little too much as they ended up eating half of mine!)

They were so simple and I am sure you could fill them with lots of different things, but this is how I did it.

 

Ingredients

  • Zucchini’s

  • Can of corn (drained)

  • Can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)

  • Ground turkey (or you could use extra lean ground beef)

  • Taco spice (I used epicure, but you could use cumin, chilli and garlic powder)

  • Can of low sodium chopped tomatoes

  • An onion

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • Grated cheese

 

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick fry pan

  2. Cook chopped onion for about 3 mins or until translucent

  3. Add ground turkey and cook till done

  4. Add taco seasoning to the turkey and stir through

  5. Add tomatoes, beans and corn and stir till thoroughly mixed

  6. Cut each zucchini lengthwise and with a teaspoon hallow out the center of each zucchini. Lightly brush the tops with one teaspoon of olive oil then place them skin side down in the casserole dish  

  7. Spoon the filling inside of each zucchini until they are all full. Sprinkle each half with cheese then arrange them in the dish and cover with foil. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes then remove the foil and set the oven to broil. Cook them for 5 more minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes then serve

Enjoy!