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Burrito Zucchini Boats – These Healthy burritos are low carbs and the perfect meal the whole family can enjoy. Easy to make burrito recipe made with zucchini and incredibly delicious.

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Low Carb Burrito Zucchini Boats Recipe

No better way to make your burritos healthier! This burrito zucchini boat recipe is keto-friendly and the best low carb and flavorful dinner you will ever have. Bursting with flavor and easy to make they are guilt-free and packed with Mexican flavors. Skipping on the tortilla for this Burrito recipe and grabbing some zucchinis instead makes it a great way to cut down on the carbs and adding some veggies into your diet.

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Do you eat the skin on zucchini boats?

Once cleaned properly before you prepare your zucchini boats the skin on the zucchini is perfectly ok to eat. Some large zucchinis that have tougher skins might have a bit of a bitter taste to it. So always try to use small to medium-sized zucchinis.

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Can you freeze zucchini boats?

You can freeze zucchini boats if you make extra and want to save some for later. They may not taste as fresh as the time you made them and will be a bit soggy since you have to reheat them but they will still taste great.

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How long do these zucchini boats last in the fridge?

This burrito zucchini boat recipe will keep well in the fridge. They should be good for 3-4 days in the fridge and just reheated when needed. They can be reheated in the microwave or oven.

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Burrito Toppings options

This burrito recipe has beans and corn. In small enough amounts this recipe can be keto-friendly and a delicious low carb recipe. Some optional garnishes: chopped avocado, sliced green onions, fresh chopped parsley or cilantro. Also, spice it up with some jalapenos or chili flakes.

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5 from 9 votes

Burrito Zucchini Boats

By: Rena
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
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Total: 40 minutes
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Beef burrito stuffed zucchini boats that are low carbs and the perfect healthy meal.


  • 3 Medium Zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Small Onion, Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • ½ Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ Tsp Paprika
  • ½ Cup Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ Cup Corn, fresh frozen or canned
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Optional garnishes: chopped avocado, sliced green onions, fresh chopped parsley or


  • Preheat your oven to 375F.
  • Using a small spoon, scoop out insides of the zucchini, then dice them and reserve for later.
  • Place zucchini halves cut side up into the bottom of the large baking pan and lightly grease with olive oil; season with salt and pepper, then place into the oven and bake until zucchini softens 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large nonstick pan, heat the remaining oil. Sauté the onion, for 3-4 minutes, then add in garlic and cook for one minute more, until fragrant.
  • Add ground beef and cook until it starts to brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Drain the fat if needed, then stir in the spices, together with the reserved zucchini flesh, beans, corn, and tomato sauce. Continue to simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stuff the zucchini boats with the burrito meat mixture, then top with shredded cheese. Return to the oven and continue to bake until cheese is bubbly about 10 more minutes. Top with garnishes of choice and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
  • You can use yellow or green zucchini or use both
  • Meat substitutes can be chicken, turkey or beef.
  • Cheese can be low fat, whole, or fat-free


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 23gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 378mgPotassium: 745mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 22.3mgCalcium: 179mgIron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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  1. 5 stars
    Healthy and Delicious!! Thank-You for sharing all your delicious healthy recipes with us and encouraging families to live a more healthier lifestyle!!