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5-Ingredient Turkey Zucchini Boats


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2

Description

Healthy turkey zucchini boats that consist of 5 ingredients? Is this real life? Yes, yes it is. This dinner is comforting and so simple to make. Low-carb, paleo-friendly and gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini squash
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • 1 1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce (look for one without added sugar)
  • 23 Tablespoons parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and ground turkey into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking apart with a wooden spoon or spatula while it cooks. Add the marinara sauce. Cook 2-3 minutes additional minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, as the turkey cooks cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop the seeds and center out of each zucchini half, leaving about ¼ inch thick zucchini boat.
  4. Place the zucchini (cut-side up) in a 9X13 baking dish. Spoon the turkey mixture into the four zucchini boats. Sprinkle each boat with a little parmesan cheese. Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until boats are heated throughout and cheese has melted.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 437
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 324mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 54g