Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats

One of my favorite things right now are zucchini boats. I love these because they are so easy and you can make so many variations! I have made pizza, marinara and pesto zucchini boats and all taste so delicious. 

I was on my way home from the gym and was craving pasta (I know I can’t be the only one!). But being someone who doesn’t eat grains a lot of the times, I wanted something that would give me a spaghetti like taste. So I thought “zucchini boats”! Good choice, because they hit the spot.

Today I am going to show you how I make ground turkey zucchini boats. I have done these with marinara and different pestos, but today I am using a sun dried tomato pesto and regular pesto. I would suggest you to make your own pesto but to save time, they are store bought from whole foods ( TIP: I always look for the kind that has the most wholesome ingredients– avoid sauces that have added sugar and ingredients you don’t know how to pronounce!)

I use organic ground turkey because one, it tastes good and two, it is a lean meat, which my body does best with.

Great for a main course or an app for a dinner party. Either way, it’s a hit for any occasion!


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When you eat… be careful to not let it fall off the fork… or else this will happen….



Ground Turkey Zucchini Boats
Serves 2
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 1 pack organic ground turkey
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp garlic salt or Garlic Lover's
  3. 2 organic zucchini
  4. 1 onion chopped
  5. 1 tomato chopped
  6. 1 can sun dried tomato pesto (or organic marinara)
  7. 2 oz organic shredded cheese of choice ( I used monterey jack mix)
  1. In large pan, place chopped onions and turkey and put pan on medium high to cook
  2. Chop turkey in the pan with spoon
  3. Add the garlic salt/ Garlic Lover's to turkey to season
  4. While turkey is cooking, cut the zucchini in half the long way
  5. Scoop out the middle of zucchini with a teaspoon (you can put the zucchini pulp in with the turkey if desired)
  6. Add the pesto to the zucchini boats
  7. Grease a 8x8 pan ( i used olive oil)
  8. Once pink is gone from the turkey, add tomato and some of the cheese and mix together
  9. After turkey is all the way cooked, use teaspoon to put turkey in zucchini boats
  10. Preheat oven to 350. Once preheated, put the pan of zucchini boats in the oven and cook for 20-25 min
  11. Remove after complete and add the rest of the cheese
  12. Enjoy!
Adapted from Eating to LIve
Adapted from Eating to LIve
Eating To Live

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