Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats
Summer is here and garden has lots of zucchini, so this is quick and easy way to use up those zucchini. Pick the zucchini before they get too big, about 2 inches in diameter is perfect. They are tender not too seedy and make perfect shape for a Air Fryer. My 3 1/2 quart PowerXL Air Fryer can handle 2 nice size portions at a time. The nice thing about using a Air Fryer is not heating up the kitchen to air fry Taco Zucchini Boats.
Everyone loves tacos, by using supermarket short cuts with taco seasoning makes the filling in a snap. To keep the taco meat healthy I use lean ground turkey. Be careful not to use too lean of meat it can end up being too dry, my choice is 93% lean. Adding some chopped onion and chopped zucchini to taco meat as it’s cooking helps build better flavor profile. If you like sprinkle a little chipotle powder for extra Smokey and spicy flavors. This taco meat filling is quick easy and only takes 10 minutes to make.
Stuffing the Zucchini Boats:
Select the right size zucchini to fit your Air Fryer Basket is important. Too small of zucchini makes it hard to stuff with Turkey Taco Meat. Large zucchini can be trimmed to right length. Too overgrown zucchini are seedy, the zucchini should be tender. Scooping zucchini out with tomato shark tool works the best. This tool is scoop with serrated teeth on edge to help scoop out zucchini flesh. I saved scooped out zucchini and chopped flesh up to put in turkey taco meat mixture. This keeps the taco fill nice moist.
After zucchini boats hollowed out fill with cooked taco mixture, then sprinkle shredded Monterey Jack Cheese over top of each stuffed zucchini boat. Note it is easier to top stuffed zucchini boats with cheese in Air Fryer Basket.
Cooking Taco Zucchini Boatins in Air Fryer:
Set Air Fryer to 370°F for 10 minutes, this should be about right for average size zucchini boat. After zucchini boats have cooked for 10 minutes check and see if cheese is melted and is a golden brown. If Taco Zucchini Boats don’t have a good golden brown color cook them for another 2 to 4 minutes. The cooking time depends on size and amount zucchini in Air Fryer. Time to enjoy a healthy way in having tacos.a healthy way having Tacos.
Fresh from garden zucchini is best, with their bight yellow blossoms. Interesting only a few of the blossoms form zucchini. The zucchini starts very closely to base of the stem. It’s interesting how they develop, watch them closely because the become very big quickly.
Taco Zucchini Boats