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Taco Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

Have this tasty and super simple meal get sizzling on the grill. You can also bake them in the oven.

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  • 4 medium summer squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, or grass-fed beef
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced small
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced small
  • 4 oz tomato sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar salsa
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese of choice (optional)
  • chopped green onion or cilantro, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds of the squash. I simply toss the seeds because the center is very watery.
  3. Dip the squash in the boiling water for 1 minute, then place on a towel to dry.
  4. Arrange squash like little boats on the bottom of a baking dish. Set aside.
  5. Brown meat in a large skillet. Add taco seasoning, onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and salsa. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Fill each squash boat with the taco meat mixture, then top with cheese. Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes or until squash is soft and cheese is melted.
  7. Garnish with green onion, and serve with additional salsa.
  8. Optionally:
  9. These can cook on the grill on top of a flat grill pan.
  10. I cook them on med-high for about 15 minutes until nice & bubbly.


gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



856 cal


38 g


25 g


112 g
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