Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats

8 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 9 Comments

Last week at the farm stand I was shocked to find some nice sized zucchini. I thought they were gone for the season but with the warmer weather some plants are still producing.

I happened to have an extra 4 oz of ground turkey hanging around and I decided to use it, a small habanero pepper and some Laughing Cow as the basis for a simple stuffing for the zucchini.

The results was better than I ever could have anticipated. I left the zucchini’s raw to give the dish some crunch and it made the perfect edible vessel. Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini BoatsI was able to pick these right up and take some yummy cheesy bites. No fork needed and SUPER filling!

Here’s how I made them.

Cut the zucchini in half. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out the flesh of the zucchini as close to the skin as possible while still keeping the halves integrity to hold the stuffing.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - scoop out flesh

Chop the zucchini flesh.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground turkey with the zucchini.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - brown turkey

Dice the habanero and add it to the skillet. I left the seeds and ribs in for the extra heat.

Chop the kale and add it as well.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - add kale

Cook everything down allowing all the flavors to merge.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - cooke down

Toss the warm turkey and vegetable mixture with the 2 wedges of Laughing Cow and stir until well combined. The cheese will melt making a yummy, gooey sauce.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - add cheese

Scoop the mixture back into the zucchini boats and sprinkle with a bit of chili powder.

Cheesy Kale and Turkey stuffed Zucchini Boats  - all done

Enjoy!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
305 10g 5g old: 6 new: 8
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 5g 24g 39g

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    KristaS.

    October 8, 2012

    Damn that looks awesome! Reply

    nancy

    October 9, 2012

    Back in the 70's I had an all viggie Zucchini boat recipe from WW but I stopped doing the diet and got rid of the WW cookbook (was never going to diet again--lol) oh that recipe tasted so good. Can't wait to make your zucchini boat recipe. Reply

    nancy

    October 9, 2012

    Back in the 70's I had an all veggie Zucchini boat recipe from WW but I stopped doing the diet and got rid of the WW cookbook (was never going to diet again--lol) oh that recipe tasted so good. Can't wait to make your zucchini boat recipe. Reply

    Kathy

    October 9, 2012

    Ditto to Krista! Reply

    Lori

    October 9, 2012

    This is a must make! Reply

    Buttoni

    October 9, 2012

    These look amazing! Think I'll try them tomorrow with the 2 fresh calaba squash (similar to zucchini) I have on hand. But I'm going to use ground grass-fed beef in mine. I'm so glad I came across this recipe today! Thanks so much! Reply

    Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate

    October 10, 2012

    I don't know what it is about zucchini boats, but I think they are just the cutest things! These look particularly spectacular! I love the ingredients you used and that it's another fiber-rich option to consider at meal times. Reply

    Ronda

    September 2, 2013

    Can these be frozen? Thanks Reply

      roni

      September 2, 2013

      Unfortunately, I think the the zucchini would soften too much when reheated but it could be worth a try!