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Taco Zucchini Boats

Only $1.38 to make for each serving. Upgrade your Taco Tuesday with this healthy vegetable-filled dish!

Zucchini Taco Boats

Low-carb take on Taco tuesday with plenty of fiber and protein. Each serving consists of two boats and is only 140 calories. Provides 14 grams of protein!
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 140 kcal


  • 227 gram ground beef I use trader joes 93/7
  • 4 zucchini
  • 205 gram diced tomato (half the can)
  • 60 gram onion
  • 14 gram jalapeño
  • 85 gram riced cauliflower
  • 28 gram shredded cheese I use Velveeta
  • 10 gram fresh cilantro

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Cut the zucchini in half and scoop out the flesh.
  • Dice the onion, zucchini flesh, jalapeño, cilantro, and mince the garlic
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and brown.
  • Halfway into the cooking time, add onions,
  • Add the diced tomato, garlic, spice mix, cauliflower rice, and a couple of tablespoons of water.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place zucchini cut side up on a parchment-covered baking tray. Add the filling in the zucchini, cover with foil.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, top with cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve topped with fresh cilantro and lime.


For a quick dinner, substitute the spice mix with a pre-made taco spice mix. 

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