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These taco zucchini boats are fun low-carb way to enjoy your favorite taco flavors!

several taco zucchini boats beside lime wedges

These taco stuffed zucchini boats are loaded with tender ground beef that’s seasoned to perfection, a blend of Mexican cheeses, and delicious fresh tomatoes, cilantro, red onions, and avocado.

close-up of several low-carb zucchini taco boats with a lime wedge

I forgot to add the Greek yogurt for the photos (in typical Natasha fashion), but feel free to serve them with a dollop of it (or sour cream).

Want more low-carb recipes? You may also like my keto (low carb) taco bowls or my low-carb taco salad recipe.

taco zucchini boats topped with ground beef, cheese, avocado, and tomatoes

How to make zucchini boats

zucchini boats process shot ready to go into the oven

Making zucchini boats is really easy.

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and cut off the ends.
  2. Using a small spoon, scoop out the inner flesh to carve out a place for your toppings.
  3. Bake them for 20 minutes so they’re softened and cooked through.
  4. Stuff the zucchini as desired and return them to the oven.
  5. Add on any extra toppings and eat!

You can eat the zucchini boats by themselves or serve them with a salad, rice, quinoa, or anything like that.

Love tacos? You may also like my spicy chicken taco bowls or my summer steak tacos.

close-up of zucchini taco boats with ground beef

Will you make these low-carb zucchini boats?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

These taco zucchini boats are fun low-carb way to enjoy your favorite taco flavors!
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Taco Zucchini Boats

These taco zucchini boats are fun low-carb way to enjoy your favorite taco flavors!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

Toppings (to taste):

  • Red onion chopped
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • Tomatoes chopped small
  • Avocado diced
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and trim the ends. Using a small spoon, scoop out the insides of the zucchini so they resemble boats. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil and ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat. Break the meat into small pieces using your spoon. Stir in the spices once it's cooked a bit. Brown it for 8-10 minutes or until it's cooked. Season with salt & pepper as needed.
  • Prep the toppings. 
  • Take the zucchini boats out of the oven and fill them with the ground beef. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Return them to the oven and broil on high for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melty (watch they don't burn).
  • Top the zucchini boats with the toppings as desired. Enjoy! 


  • Nutrition info doesn't include toppings as they're subjective.


Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 258mg, Potassium: 943mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 715IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 287mg, Iron: 4mg

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

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  1. Gloria Mellyn says:

    Love all your recipes!!!!

    1. Natasha says:

      Aww thanks, Gloria! 🙂

  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says:

    I loooove zucchini boats!! They are the perfect low carb meal!! I need to try this version!!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!! They’re definitely a bit different.