Zucchini Boats

This week for lunch I found this delicious taco inspired stuffed zucchini. What I love about this recipe is that it can be made so versatile depending on the ingredients used in the stuffing.


  • Zucchini
  • 1/4 of a Diced White Onion
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1-2 Ears of Corn
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1 Cup of Brown Rice/Quinoa Blend
  • Cheddar Cheese


Start by slicing the zucchini in half and scooping out the inside to create a boat. I roasted them for about 10 minutes at 350.

Cut the bacon into pieces and dice the onion. While the zucchini are roasting, start by sautéing the bacon and onion together. Once the onion is translucent and the bacon is cooked, add the ground beef. Once the ground beef is almost cooked through, add the corn. Season each layer to taste.

While the meat mixture is cooking, cook the rice and quinoa(use your preferred grain). I used my Instant Pot. Check out my post HERE about how to cook brown rice and quinoa in the Instant Pot.

Once the meat mixture and rice are cooked, mix them together and stuff them into the zucchini. I made these for work so I added the cheese then microwaved them. You can also throw them in the oven to melt the cheese.

Have fun with it and use your favorite ingredients!

Published by Jes Short

I'm just a girl working on her journey to wellness, both physically and mentally.

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