Southwest Zucchini Boats
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
1 lbground turkey or beef
1/4 cdry bread crumbs or brown rice
1/4 cminced fresh cilantro
1 tspchili powder
1/2 tspground cumin
1 cshredded monterey jack cheese, divided
·sour cream, optional
How to Make Southwest Zucchini Boats
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.