Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers and Zucchini Boats

August 6, 2014

These were on the menu for last night, but a lack of prep earlier in the afternoon and a kiddo pick up that took longer than expected meant I didn’t have time to get them made when we got home.  Que leftovers last night and the stuffed peppers and zucchini tonight.

I’ve made quinoa stuffed peppers in the past as well as turkey enchilada zucchini boats.  I had them both in my mind when I was planning out how I wanted to make tonight’s meal.  Originally the plan was just for turkey taco zucchini boats, but I realized this afternoon that I might not have enough zucchini.  We had a bunch of peppers left from last weeks CSA box so problem solved.

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I should note that the picture also contains the vegetarian version that I made for my daughter.  One zucchini half and one pepper half were stuffed with a similar filling.  I replaced the ground turkey with white navy beans.  I seasoned them with the same taco seasoning as the turkey.


  • 1- 1/2 lbs ground turkey, cooked
  • 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice (cook per package instructions)
  • Taco seasoning (I found a container of taco seasoning with the spices at BJ’s. I like this because it’s made up of everyday spices and no MSG which seems to be in all the packages of taco seasoning.)
  • 2 medium to large zucchini
  • 2 bell peppers of choice
  • chopped tomato
  • salsa
  • cheddar cheese

Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside.  If you’d like you can chop it up and add it to the turkey and rice filling.  I didn’t do that this time. The seeds were on the large side.

Cut the peppers in half and discard the seeds.

Once the turkey and rice is mixed together, scoop into the zucchini and peppers.  I then chopped up a tomato and added that to the top.  Shred some cheddar cheese and add that to the top as well.

Cover in foil and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.  The peppers cooked quicker than the zucchini so keep them separate if you make both at once.

Add some salsa to the top before eating.  I also think avocado would be yummy on top.  I had planned to add that, but forgot about it.


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