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Zucchini Boats With Ground Turkey

Genevieve Jerome
Zucchini Boats with ground turkey is the epitome of alfresco dining! Made with ground turkey or ground beef, chopped zucchini, fresh Parmesan cheese, and a plethora of yummy spices, this is one dinner you’ll want to make for the rest of summer! 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Summer Meals. Easy Recipes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 473.65 kcal


  • ½- cup diced shallots or red onion
  • 1- pound ground turkey or ground beef

Spices To Seaon The Ground Turkey

  • 1- teaspoon paprika
  • 2- teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 2- teaspoon black pepper
  • 1- teaspoon onion powder
  • 1- teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 whole small zucchinis
  • 1- jar marinara sauce
  • 2- cups chopped yellow squash
  • 2- cups diced red and green bell pepper
  • 1- can sliced black olives
  • 2- cups cubed sourdough
  • 1- cup parmesan cheese
  • 2- cups shredded Mozarella


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees
  • In a saucepan or Dutch oven, saute the diced shallots in olive oil until translucent.
  • Add in the ground turkey or ground beef, paprika, Himalayan sea salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder and saute the ground turkey until cooked through.
  • Drain off excess fat, and transfer the ground turkey into a mixing bowl. 
  • Slice the zucchini in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving a ½-inch thick shell all around the zucchini. 
  • Chop the scooped-out medium zucchini flesh, and add to mixing bowl. Stir in the marinara sauce, yellow squash, chopped zucchini, red and green bell peppers, black olives, cubed sourdough, and Parmesan cheese. 
  • Mix the stuffing until combined. 
  • Lightly stuff each zucchini halves with the meat mixture. 
  • Place the zucchini halves into a baking dish, and cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake at 350-degrees for 40-minutes. Remove from oven and top with shredded mozzarella and bake at 350-degrees for an additional 10-minutes or until cheese starts to bubble. 


All images and text © Genevieve Jerome / Fitty Foodlicious 2022 


Calories: 473.65kcalCarbohydrates: 26.8gProtein: 24.01gFat: 30.96gSaturated Fat: 11.17gCholesterol: 77.71mgSodium: 450mgFiber: 4.79gSugar: 9.45g
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