Low-Carb ground turkey stuffed zucchini boats are a wonderful and easy to make dinner.
Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable that’s often the butt of jokes because it grows so prolifically. You can use it in place of pasta as zoodles or sliced as lasagna noodles. In this recipe, it provides a meaty holder of meaty cheesy goodness. See what you think.
You can find the full recipe at From Valerie’s Kitchen.
What Would I Change
If I were doing meatless Monday, I would use crumbled tofu instead. You could also use regular sausage, ground beef or ground chicken depending upon what you have and what’s on sale.
If you needed to save time, you could get ground turkey that’s already seasoned. But I wouldn’t skip the onion. You can buy pre-chopped onion and just toss it in. I buy bags from the freezer section of my local supermarket.
Also, you could buy pre-cooked turkey sausage. I keep a bag of Jimmy Dean’s turkey sausage crumbles in my fridge for my morning egg scrambles.
Watch the Cheese
I don’t think this recipe has too much cheese. But you could skip the mozzarella cheese entirely and just use fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Update the Marinara
You should make sure that the marinara sauce you choose has very low sugars. Or you could substitute in a can of petite diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce. It would have a more tomato-ey flavor which some people like.
However, if you want a more marinara flavor, here’s a quick recipe that uses crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, parsley, etc. It will take about 40 extra minutes. You could use this recipe in a slow cooker. Or you could check out this ten minute recipe.
You could easily use salsa, chorizo, beans, rice and fresh tomatoes. Here’s one recipe for Mexican zucchini burrito boats. You would swap out Mexican seasoning for the Italian seasoning.
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