Stuffed Zucchini

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Can you handle another zucchini recipe?  If your garden is like my garden, overflowing with zucchini, you need another easy and delicious recipe.  AND I only planted ONE zucchini plant this year.  It's a good thing we love zucchini and we really love this recipe!  

Stuffed Zucchini...


This recipe was inspired by SkinnyTaste.  She posted an amazing recipe a few weeks ago and once I saw her it, I knew I could recreate the recipe using leftover taco meat because I always seem to have a container of taco meat in my freezer.


SkinnyTaste uses ground turkey and adds a few other delicious ingredients.  

You can see her original recipe HERE.  


Stuffed Zucchini


Ingredients:

  • Leftover taco meat
  • Zucchini
  • Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese; grated
  • Salsa

Directions:

Slice the zucchini in half.
Using a sharp spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds and some of the flesh of the zucchini forming a "tunnel" for the taco meat to sit in.
Bring a pot of water to boil and place the zucchini halves into the boiling water for one minute.
Remove from the boiling water and lay on a flat surface.
Fill the "tunnel" with taco meat.
Spread some of the salsa in the bottom of a baking dish that has first been sprayed with a non-stick spray.  
Lay the stuffed zucchini on top of the salsa.
Put a layer of salsa on top of the taco meat.
Add the cheese to the top of the zucchini boats.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes; until heated through and the cheese is bubbly.
Cool slightly before serving.


Ready to add the cheese and then into the oven...



Add a side salad and you have a nice lunch or a light dinner...



These were DELICIOUS!

NOTE:  You can incorporate the scooped out zucchini flesh into the taco meat if you desire.  SkinnyTaste gives directions how she does that and it sounds delicious.  

AND if you're looking for a GREAT taco seasoning mix recipe, go HERE...


And HERE is the recipe I use for homemade salsa, because it really does make 
a HUGE difference...



Enjoy your day! 

8 comments :

  1. Wow...does that ever look good! I would have never thought about topping a zucchini off with ground meat. Just might have to give that one a try!

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  2. Can never get enough zucchini. I even bought a veggie swirler so I can use it in place of spaghetti.

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  3. This looks so delicious. I like making a dish like this, use some leftovers and just add a salad. Great meal planning for busy moms.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne

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  4. Thank you for sharing.
    Can't wait to try.
    Hubs and I are still not eating carbs.
    So this looks wonderful for us.
    Woolie Hugs

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  5. Looks delicious, Lois, and what a great way to use leftover, taco meat,.
    Sue

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  6. G'day and definitely a great way using up taco meat, true!
    So warm and welcoming...wish could come through the screen and try some now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.facebook.com/whatsonthelist

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  7. This looks so yummy. Now to get some more zucchini to make this. Thanks for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope you will come back next week to link up again. to get some more zucchini soon to make it.

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  8. Lois! These look delicious! We eat a lot of zucchini in our house too! So I am always on the hunt for great zucchini recipes! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I hope we'll see you there again tonight!

    Cat

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