Southwest Zucchini Boats

Southwest Zucchini Boats

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Rebecca Rogers

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My son ate this! He liked it!

Good with crumbled bacon, too.

Nutritional Facts: 2 stuffed zucchini halves (calculated without sour cream) equals 387 calories, 23 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.
© Taste of Home 2014

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Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

  • 4 medium
    zucchini
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey or beef
  • 1/4 c
    dry bread crumbs or brown rice
  • 1/4 c
    minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 c
    shredded monterey jack cheese, divided
  • ·
    sour cream, optional

How to Make Southwest Zucchini Boats

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut a thin slice from the bottom of
    each with a sharp knife to allow zucchini to sit flat. Scoop out
    pulp, leaving 1/4-in. shells.
  2. Place shells in an ungreased 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and
    microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set
    aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no
    longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; stir in the salsa, bread
    crumbs, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup
    cheese. Spoon into zucchini shells.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Microwave 3-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and
    zucchini are tender. Serve with sour cream if desired.

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About Southwest Zucchini Boats

Course/Dish: Beef Turkey
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Low Carb



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