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Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats - Clean & Delicious®
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4.39 from 98 votes

Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, meat + chicken
Cuisine: gluten free, Italian, low carb + keto
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 4 medium zucchini about 2 lbs.
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup reserved zucchini meat from the center of zucchini
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise and use a spoon (or melon baller) to scoop out the center, leaving about 1/4 inch zucchini shell all around (see video for demonstration). Be sure to save the zucchini you scooped out.
  • Place zucchini in pot of boilingwater for one minute.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat before adding in ground turkey. Using a wooden spoon or spatula to break the meat into smaller pieces and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add in garlic, onion, green peppers, zucchini meat, Italian seasoning, strained tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the veggies are tender and all the flavors have come together.
  • Place zucchini halves in a baking dish and fill each zucchini boat with about 1/2 cup filling. Top each turkey stuffed zucchini boat with 1 tbsp. shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and everything has heated through. Enjoy!



Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.1mg