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Taco Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Zucchini cups stuffed with taco seasoned turkey and topped with cheese and pico de Gallo.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 292kcal
Author Rena


  • 2 Large Zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 lb Ground Lean Turkey
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Black Beans rinsed
  • ½ Cup Canned Corn or fresh
  • ¾ Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheese
  • Cooking Oil Spray
  • OPTIONAL: Pico de gallo


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • To prep the zucchini cups, cut the zucchini into 2 inch thick slices. Using a melon baller, scoop out a cup into each zucchini slice, leaving just about 1/4 inch of flesh on the sides and base. If the sides are too thin, the stuffing will leak.
  • Place the zucchini cups onto the prepared baking tray and spray with cooking oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then bake for 15 minutes, to soften a bit.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the taco stuffing. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until just softened.
  • Add ground meat and cook, until well browned, 6-8 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning, beans, corn, tomato, and hot sauce, and cook for additional 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Spoon the taco mixture into the zucchini cups, then sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes more, until hot and melty.
  • Top with pico de gallo if you'd like and enjoy!


  • Meat: This recipe calls for ground turkey. If you prefer using ground meat or chicken that's fine. Keep in mind meat will not be as lean as turkey and chicken so the nutrition facts will vary.
  • Corn: You may use freshly cooked corn off the cob or frozen corn.
  • Hot Sauce: This can be optional if kids will be having this as well.
Store any leftovers in an air-tight container and store in the fridge. It should last for 3-4 days and can easily be warmed up when ready to eat.
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.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2.4mg