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Two healthy zucchini boats on a plate with a baking stone and salad.
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5-Ingredient Turkey Zucchini Boats

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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 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
  • 2-3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese optional


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Serving: 1/2 recipe | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 324mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g