Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats

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.

Taco Please:

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. 

Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats
Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats

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. 

Zucchini Blossoms

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Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boat is simple quick recipe that uses fresh garden zucchini as a boat shaped base for turkey taco meat. Using supermarket short cuts and 93% lean ground turkey meat you can have a healthy meal in less then 30 minutes. Using Air Fryer to cook Taco Zucchini Boats in about 10 to 12 minutes at 370°F.
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
12 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
12 Minutes
Platted Taco Zucchini Boat
Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats
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Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boat is simple quick recipe that uses fresh garden zucchini as a boat shaped base for turkey taco meat. Using supermarket short cuts and 93% lean ground turkey meat you can have a healthy meal in less then 30 minutes. Using Air Fryer to cook Taco Zucchini Boats in about 10 to 12 minutes at 370°F.
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
12 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
12 Minutes
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  1. Using small scoop hollow out medium size zucchini. They should look like small boat shape zucchini that will fit your air fryer basket. Chop the scooped out zucchini into small pieces to be cooked with ground turkey meat.
    Scooped out zucchini boats
  2. Brown ground turkey, chopped fine onions and chopped zucchini pieces that was scooped from zucchini boat. Add the taco seasoning mix to browned ground turkey misture.
    Taco seasoning added to cooked ground turkey with onions and chopped zucchini.
  3. Add water to turkey taco meat mixture and cook for 5 minutes. The mixture should be nice and thick.
    Cooked Turkey Taco Meat Filling in skillet
  4. Place the hollowed out zucchini boats into the air fryer basket. Fill each boat with as much filling as can. Then top with shredded Monteray Jack Cheese. Note you will have some left over Taco Turkey Meat which can be used for other dishes.
    Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Turkey Taco Meat topped with cheese.
  5. Place air fryer basket with Taco Zucchini Boats into Air Fryer set for 10 minutes at 370°f. Check after 10 minutes cooking time and adjust extra amount of cooking time if need. This all depends on size of zucchini boats.
    Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats
  6. Plate cooked zucchini boat and drizzle with favorite hot sauce or salsa. My favorite is sriracha sauce garnished with cherry tomatoes and cilantro.
    Platted Taco Zucchini Boat
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