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Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Grab your air fryer and my easy meal prep taco meat and make these tasty low carb Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats!

taco stuffed zucchini boats

Looking for a low-carb alternative for Taco Night?  Try making Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats in your air fryer.  
 
Zucchini Boats are simple and take only a few minutes to make.  Plus, they’re loaded with veggies making them a healthy dinner to feed your family on busy nights.  
 
Zucchini is high in antioxidants and has many heart-healthy benefits, such as decreasing the risk of stroke and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.  Many other vegetables that you could use as toppings have these same or similar benefits.  Who knew that Taco Night could be heart healthy?
 
Psst!  If you meal prep a batch of taco meat, you’ll have no problem getting these Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats on the table in no time. 
 
two zucchini halves on a cutting board

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats:

  • zucchini
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • taco meat
  • cheddar cheese
  • diced tomatoes
  • sliced olives
  • sour cream

My Taco Meat recipe is a healthy alternative to packaged seasoning.

zucchini boats in an air fryer

 
zucchini boats with meat and cheese in an air fryer

 

  1. Remove end from zucchini and slice in half lengthwise
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out seeds and and make a hallow canal down the center
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper
  4. Place in air fryer at 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cooked through and crisp tender
  5. Fill each “boat” with taco meat and cheese and return to air fryer for 1-2 minutes
  6. Top with tomato, olives and sour cream or as desired

closeup of taco stuffed zucchini boat on a cutting board

Pro Tips…

Customize your toppings to please everyone in the family.  Try adding fresh cilantro or chopped peppers to your boats.  You could also drizzle ranch dressing over them.  Really, the sky’s the limit!
 
You can Meal Prep Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats ahead of time and reheat them for a quick and healthy lunch.
 
To change things up a bit, try my recipe for Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
 
Check out my Air Fryer Zucchini recipe, as well. 
 

taco stuffed zucchini boats on a cutting board

taco stuffed zucchini boats

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Grab your air fryer and my easy meal prep taco meat and make these tasty low carb Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats!
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup taco meat
  • 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Instructions

  • Remove end from zucchini and slice in half lengthwise
  • Use a spoon to scoop out seeds and and make a hallow canal down the center
  • Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Place in air fryer at 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cooked through and crisp tender
  • Fill each “boat” with taco meat and cheese and return to air fryer for 1-2 minutes
  • Top with tomato, olives and sour cream or as desired

Notes

  • Meal prep taco meat 
  • Make ahead and reheat 
  • Customize toppings:  fresh cilantro, peppers, ranch dressing, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 112kcal

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