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How to Make Tasty Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats 

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Air Fryer taco zucchini boats are a great way for the whole family to enjoy a healthy twist to taco night. Perfect for busy weeknights!

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Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats 

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy low-carb meal prep idea, look no further than these air fryer taco zucchini boats.

This recipe is perfect for those following a calorie-conscious diet or anyone simply looking to enjoy a flavorful, guilt-free meal.

Zucchini season will be here before you know it. We can’t wait! Zucchini is a family favorite for us.

My dad has the best summer garden with an abundance of zucchini and it never goes to waste.

This dish highlights the natural flavors of this hearty vegetable in a new way.

The beauty of these zucchini taco boats is their versatility; they can be stuffed with an array of fillings to suit your taste preferences.

From seasoned ground turkey or beef to black beans and fresh veggies, the options are endless.

And when cooked in the air fryer, the zucchini becomes perfectly tender with just the right amount of crispiness on the edges, adding an irresistible texture to each bite.

Aside from being a tasty and nutritious option, preparing these keto taco zucchini boats is also quick and easy – perfect for weeknight dinners and easy lunches.

To make it even easier for you, I’m including a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

So grab some fresh zucchinis and get ready to elevate your low-carb cooking game!

Ingredients for Taco Boats

  • Fresh Zucchini -2
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • Homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend
  • Fresh tomatoes for salsa, or use store-bought salsa
  • Tortilla chips
ingredients for zucchini taco boats

The first step is to pre-heat the air fryer to 350 degrees.

Rinse the zucchinis well and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Cut the zucchini in half length-wise and hollow each half out.

You can add a bit of olive oil to the zucchini halves if you like. Set aside.

cutting zucchini

In a large skillet, cook taco meat (ground beef or ground turkey) on medium heat until no longer pink.

Drain any grease.

Add your taco seasoning mix and 3/4 c water. Cook on medium-high heat about 15-20 minutes.

Fill each zucchini with your cooked taco meat. Add black pepper or chili powder for a bit of heat.

filling zucchinis with taco meat

Top with cheese and any other taco filling that you like.

zucchini boats in air fryer

Air fry for about 10-15 minutes.

taco boats with taco meat

Top with your favorite taco toppings. Sour cream is a personal favorite.

Serve with white rice or tortilla chips and salsa. Enjoy this taco goodness!

zucchini boats on plate

For a healthy way to enjoy this stuffed zucchini recipe serve with cauliflower rice or black beans.

Here are some different ways to enjoy this zucchini taco boat recipe.

Add your favorite toppings:

  • bell peppers
  • red onions or green onions
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
cooked Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats pin collage

Whether you’re already a fan of air fryer recipes or looking to try something new during zucchini season, these taco boats are sure to become a staple in your meal rotation.

Think about enjoying this recipe for Cinco de Mayo!

Store any leftover taco boats in an airtight container. Reheat in the air fryer for best results.

Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats

Air Fryer Taco Zucchini Boats

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This zucchini boat recipe is a very easy dinner recipe. It's a great option to traditional tacos and a fun way to enjoy Taco Tuesday.


  • 2 Zucchinis 
  • 1 lb Cooked Taco Meat
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese 
  • Salsa


  • Pre-Heat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the zucchini in half and hollow each half out.
  • Fill with pre cooked taco meat.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Air fry for 12 minutes.
  • Serve with salsa & enjoy. 
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