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Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Buffalo Turkey
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Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Buffalo Turkey

Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Buffalo Turkey

Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats. They are exactly where eating more vegetables meets my craving for comfort food.

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Did anyone set a New Year’s resolution this year? I did not. Actually, I don’t think I have set any resolutions for the past few years. They just seem so…..cliche. And just begging to be broken.

While I typically do feel an urge to start fresh at the beginning of the new year, what does that even mean? Start a diet? Clean out my closet? Take up a new hobby?

To be honest, I don’t want to diet. I have lots of other things I’d rather do than clean my closet. And I don’t need a new hobby. I have enough stuff to keep me busy. Thankyouverymuch.

HOWEVER. After a season of cookies, eggnog, and lots of heavy cream, I feel a natural need to eat more vegetables.

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So not only are these Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats low carb and generally good for ya, they’re also SO easy to make! Like, I couldn’t believe how quick they came together.

The filling is a super simple combo of the ground turkey, onion, and buffalo wing sauce. The filling is then loaded up into a couple of zucchini that have been sliced in half lengthwise and scooped out, top with cheese, and throw ’em in the oven!

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After they’re baked you just top it with some blue cheese, green onions, and a drizzle of more buffalo wing sauce. And a drizzle of some ranch or blue cheese dressing if you feel up for it.

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Then give yourself a big high five for getting in those veggies! Go you!

Taylor Kadlec
Course Appetizer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large or 3 small zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion finely diced
  • 1 lb Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ~1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Blue cheese for topping
  • Chopped green onion for topping
  • Additional buffalo wing sauce for drizzling
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut each zucchini lengthwise down the middle. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out the middle to create your "boat."
  • Place face up onto a baking sheet.
  • In a large skillet, heat additional olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until onion starts to soften.
  • Add turkey, cooking until cooked through, and breaking up into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Add buffalo wing sauce, stirring to combine.
  • Fill each zucchini boat with ~1/4 cup of buffalo turkey. You can definitely eyeball this, and it is very dependent on how large your zucchini is.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve, topping with blue cheese and green onion.
  • Drizzle with additional buffalo wing sauce and/or ranch/blue cheese dressing if desired! It's definitely recommended!

 

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